Labor News


AFL-CIO to unite with allies for job safety

"The right to a safe job is a fundamental worker right. All workers should be able to go to work and return home safely at the end of the day."


AFL-CIO crafts compromise to prevent dumping of health care law

AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka said that labor's attempt to reach out to every worker in the country was going to require effort on the part of unions.


Indiana court tosses state’s right-to-work law

An Indiana circuit court judge has tossed out the state's "right to work" law, agreeing with the Operating Engineers that it violates the state's constitution.


Today in labor history: Influential rapper Tupac Shakur dies

On this day in 1996, rap artist and actor Tupac Amaru Shakur died, leaving a legacy that has influenced millions of working class young people, and subsequent hip hop artists.


Video: Flash mob steps for justice at N.C. Walmart

RALEIGH, N.C. - As Walmart workers petition managers, Sept. 5, to reinstate employees who have been unfairly treated a flash mob breaks out in a local store here.


Salt of the Earth Labor College celebrates 20th anniversary

TUCSON, Ariz. - When activists here launched Salt of the Earth Labor College in 1993 they didn't know exactly what to expect.


AFL-CIO demands end to anti-gay job discrimination

LOS ANGELES - At its 2013 convention here Sept. 11 the AFL-CIO passed a strongly worded resolution calling for an end to on-the-job discrimination against gay people.


UAW: Majority at Tennessee VW plant sign union cards

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A majority of workers at Volkswagen's assembly plant in Tennessee have signed cards favoring the union's representation in creating a German-style works council at the plant, a top United Auto Workers official said.


Iraqi union leader: "War not over for our workers"

Hassan Juma'a Awad, president of the Iraq Federation of Oil Unions, was a guest at the AFL-CIO's convention where he spoke at an event organized by U.S. Labor Against the War.


Labor opens house to all U.S. workers

Resolution 5: "The AFL-CIO hereby invites every worker in the United States to join the labor movement either through an affiliate or through Working America."

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