Labor News


Walmart workers begin Thanksgiving and Black Friday strikes with fasting

Angry about having to go to food pantries to feed their families, Walmart workers across the country are fasting during the days leading up to Thanksgiving and Black Friday.


Today in labor history: First recorded strike in Egypt, maybe ever

On this day in the year 1170 BCE, the first recorded strike took place against the building of pyramids.


New federal education aid bill: Teachers unions weigh in

NEA, AFT, and AFSA lobbied their lawmakers long and hard to change the No Child Left Behind law.


High court tackles four important cases involving workers, unions

The U.S. Supreme Court appears poised to drastically rewrite not just labor law, but working conditions in the U.S.



Today in labor history: Joe Hill ain’t never died

On this day, one hundred years ago, the legendary working-class troubadour Joe Hill was executed by a firing squad.


SEIU endorses Hillary Clinton

The SEIU board voted on Nov. 17 to endorse former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination. 


Sanders, O’Malley urge Mass. IKEA to recognize union

Workers at the IKEA warehouse in Stoughton, Mass., were forced to strike on Nov. 16.


UBB mine disaster: Blankenship trial's end at hand

In a surprising move the defense team for accused coal criminal, Don Blankenship, rested its case Nov. 16 without presenting any witnesses.


Trumka kicks off anti-TPP drive at town hall meeting in New Hampshire

New Hampshire is the site of the first presidential primary next year, and the TPP has already become an issue on the campaign trail.


Today in labor history: Mechanics and tradesmen unite in New York City

Today, this organization continues through its educational, philanthropic and cultural programs, including tuition-free evening instruction in trades-related education.

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