Labor News

Unionists tell NLRB of election delays, management intimidation

Unionists joined a parade of witnesses in the first of two days of NLRB hearings on its proposed rules to streamline union elections. Most of the witnesses were lawyers, including from several notorious union-busting firms.

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Labor leader calls for 500,000 "soldiers" to defend democracy

Tens of thousands of workers and their supporters have hit the streets circulating petitions to put the measure to repeal Senate Bill 5 as a referendum on the November ballot.

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Elizabeth Gurley Flynn to be inducted into labor hall of fame

Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, along with Victor Reuther, will be inducted into Labor's International Hall of Fame on May 17 in Washington, D.C.

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Labor studies instructor vindicated after Breitbart hit job

University of Missouri-St Louis instructor Don Giljum was vindicated after university administrators said May 9 that videos of the labor studies instructor were "highly distorted." 

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Ohio labor launches petition drive to repeal anti-labor bill

Thousands of volunteers are fanning out across Ohio circulating petitions to repeal Senate Bill 5, a measure stripping collective bargaining rights from over 350,000 public employees.

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Poll: Americans side with public workers and their unions

Though unions are under attack in states from Wisconsin to Maine by tea party-backed Republican governors, they are winning the war of public opinion, according to the results of a new poll.

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2,000 rally for union rights on U.S.-Canada border

Union members from Canada and the United States rallied at Peace Arch Park on the U.S.-Canada border, April 2, as part of the April 4 week of We Are One events.

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This is what a workers’ uprising looks like

Anyone who thinks the upsurge by workers all across America is not of historic proportions hasn't been paying attention.

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Defiant protesters still occupy Wisconsin Capitol

Protesters still occupy the state Capitol, while thousands demand to be let in.

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On Human Rights Day, caregivers celebrate a victory

SAN FRANCISCO - For two hardworking women, International Human Rights Day 2010 was an occasion to celebrate. Victoria Aquino and Lourdes Torres, who came to the U.S. from the Philippines in recent years and worked as caregivers in a San Francisco rest home, have won a settlement from their employer totaling over $70,000 in unpaid wages and penalties.

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