Labor News


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.


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.


Defiant protesters still occupy Wisconsin Capitol

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


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.


A peek at how unions “kick ass” in an election

Regardless of where one stands on the political spectrum, there is wide agreement that the labor movement knows how to "kick ass," when it comes to elections.

Union bids farewell to Bill Lucy

AFSCME members celebrated the life and sadly accepted the  retirement of  Secretary-Treasurer William Lucy after a 57 year stint with the union.


In English, Chinese and Spanish, low-wage workers demand rights bill

Workers unite across language, race and neighborhood barriers for a Low Wage Workers Bill of Rights.


Hundreds of union janitors fired under pressure from Feds

Federal immigration authorities have pressured one of San Francisco's major building service companies, ABM, into firing hundreds of its own workers.

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