Labor News

Lorain, Ohio unions elect independent slate

The election report to delegates at the Central Labor Council (CLC), in this union-dense Ohio home of the state's largest steel and auto manufacturing facilities, was one of a different type this November.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-depression-unemployment460x339.jpg

Today in labor history: Wall Street crash of 1929

The Wall Street Crash was the most devastating stock market crash in the history of the U.S. Iit signaled the beginning of the 10-year Great Depression that affected all Western industrialized countries.

 

 

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-richardt520x312.jpg

Labor expanding vehicle to open membership to everyone

The AFL-CIO and its Working America affiliate announced Oct. 23 that the affiliate will expand its operations to all 50 states within five years.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-rememberthedead520x304.jpg

Senator: Coal mine owners treat workers as "property"

WASHINGTON (PAI)-The nation's coal mine owners "so victimize" their workers that the workers "come as close to being property as anyone I can imagine," a leading congressional advocate for the miners says.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-intergration520x305.jpg

Today in labor history: Eisenhower orders troops to integrate Little Rock schools

Several months earlier following orders of then Governor Orval Faubus, the state's national guard blocked the entrance of the "Little Rock Nine" to the city's Central High school.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-women-issues.jpg

Labor's house opens door wide: Let's work together

Envisioning a common cause coalition powerful enough to defeat the stranglehold of "entrenched corporate interests,"  Richard Trumka announced an agenda  that would include many democratic goals.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-conventionwebsite520x308.jpg

Social media and labor: a perfect, and necessary, match

The union members of tomorrow are not going to be reached in the same manner as their predecessors. Twenty-five percent of U.S. voters are no longer watching television

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-TefereGebre.jpg

Ethiopian immigrant Tefere Gebre shakes up labor organizing

Gebre's first attempt at union organizing in Orange County was a smashing success. He successfully signed up 400 workers who toiled as sorters of trash.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-Listening-Session-at-WC-082613.JPG

How to build our union movement: Ideas from LA

LOS ANGELES - As the AFL-CIO prepared to open its national convention here, two dozen committed union members and supporters voiced a slew of ideas for revitalizing the U.S. labor movement.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-JaneAddamsprofile300x355.jpg

Today in labor history: Social reformer Jane Addams is born

Addams was a co-founder of Chicago's Hull House, a social Christian, and a leader in the women's suffrage and peace movements. She was the first American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.

1 2 3 4 5 616