Labor News


Supreme court rules vs. employer discrimination by religion

The Supreme Court came down hard on employers who discriminate against potential workers on the basis of religion.


Today in labor history: Freedom of the press

On this date, Nov. 17, 1734, New York printer and journalist John Peter Zenger (1697-1746), a German immigrant, was arrested.


Today in labor history: Congress approves Bill of Rights

On Sept. 25, 1789, the first Congress of the U.S. approved 12 amendments to the recently adopted U.S. Constitution, and sent them to the states for ratification.


Today in labor history: Congress passes notorious Sedition Act

On May 16, 1918, Congress passed the Sedition Act, leading to the arrest, imprisonment, execution and deportation of dozens of unionists, anarchists and communists.


Walker ignores court order, locks out Wisconsin protesters

A judge's order yesterday requiring Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to allow full public access to the Capitol here is being ignored by the governor and the state's Republicans.


Muslim worker asks federal probe of Disney discrimination

The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has been asked to probe Disney's discrimination against a Muslim woman worker.


Disney worker rejects employer’s substitute hijab

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Is Disney policy part of the Islamophobia being trumpeted by the ultra-right?