Labor News

Its dog eat dog in textile

Workers’ correspondence I recall being told when I was very young that if I worked hard for my employer I would always have a job. This may have been true decades ago, but today it’s dog eat dog and the devil take the rest.

UAW Local 259 fights for dignity and respect

NEW YORK – Auto mechanics, members of United Auto Workers Local 259 working at New York City car dealer Star Toyota, have been out on strike for nearly eight months.

Activists challenge U.S. border policies

TUCSON – Over 3,000 people have died, most of dehydration and heat exhaustion, since the implementation of tighter immigration policies in the 1990s by the U.S. Border Patrol along the Mexican border.

Justice-seekers fill St. Viators pews

CHICAGO – The pews at St. Viator’s church filled with health care workers, their children and supporters on a chilly May 2 Sunday.

ST. LOUIS Salute to working-class heroes

ST. LOUIS – Nearly 100 union members, community leaders, student activists and others attended the Missouri/Kansas Friends of the People’s Weekly World 12th Hershel Walker Peace and Justice Awards Breakfast here April 24.

Freedom Riders take battle to Congress

CHICAGO – In an atmosphere charged with emotion and determination reminiscent of last year’s Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride, simultaneous gatherings of immigrant workers and supporters in 30 cities announced their united support for a new immigration reform bill May 4. click here for Spanish text

Telephone employees stand strong in Texas

DALLAS – Communications Workers of America members are waiting out big contract deadlines, but they aren’t sitting still.

Getting paid for overtime

After 30 years, I still remember my rage and frustration. I was cleaning up after a hot, hard eight-hour shift at Oregon Steel, when the foreman came into the locker room. “Put your work clothes back on and go back to work,” he told me. “We need another man on number two furnace.” I had no choice, if I wanted to keep my job.

Cintas workers seek safety and justice

News analysis Just hearing Cintas workers tell their stories about sorting out wormy, moldy and flammable shop towels without proper ventilation is nauseating.

When it comes to jobs, shoot for the moon

The name is the Apollo Project. And no, it’s not about Bush’s trip to Mars. It’s about jobs and cleaner energy.

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