Labor News


Detroit labor says we are the 99 percent

Labor came out in a huge way to lend their support to Occupy Detroit this past Sunday, Nov. 6.


Republicans see assaulting workers as more important than creating jobs

Just days before Election Day, 2011, a national group devoted to workers rights has issued a scathing report about Republican intentions toward workers.


Scott Walker not welcome in Chicago (with video)

Wisconsin's union busting governor Scott Walker came to Chicago last week and labor, community and Occupy Chicago reminded him the Windy City is a union town.


How many hours has your bus driver been behind the wheel?

The next time you get on an inter-city bus, ask the driver how many hours he or she has spent behind the wheel in the last week.


Workers reject sugar company demands; lockout continues

Workers at American Crystal Sugar's seven plants in Minnesota, North Dakota and Iowa rejected, by a nine to one margin in a Nov. 1 vote, the company's latest demands.

Right-to-work legislation enables the one percent

Michigan Senate Bill 729 is another insidious attack on working people initiated by the Republican-controlled legislature.


In Ohio town, Solidarity Day rally vows to repeal SB 5

Hundreds rallied on the courthouse lawn in Newark, Ohio, on Oct. 30, "Solidarity Day," calling for repeal of Ohio's union-busting SB 5 law.


We Are One Illinois fights back

Thousands of union members overflowed the Illinois Statehouse to defend their pensions and collective bargaining rights.

Right-to-work scheme rears its head in Indiana again

A GOP scheme to make Indiana into a so-called "Right to Work" state, crippling unions by allowing thousands of workers to be freeloaders, has reared its head in the Hoosier State - again.


Ohio ramps up fight to repeal SB 5

The latest Quinnipiac poll shows Ohio voters favor repealing SB 5 by a 57 to 32 point margin.

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