Labor News


Landmark farmworker bill on its way to governor's desk

A bill to make it easier for California's 400,000 farmworkers to choose a union passed both houses of the California Legislature.


Recalls OK’d for three more Wis. GOP senators

The Republicans are facing the recalls because of their support for Gov. Walker's bill killing collective bargaining rights for public workers.

Nation’s biggest union fast tracks Obama endorsement

Delegates to the convention of the National Education Association will vote on whether to immediately endorse Democratic President Barack Obama for re-election.

Labor wins a few in Florida

"Working families, the unemployed and the impoverished faced numerous assaults in the continuing drive to make the rich richer," said the state AFL-CIO.


California teachers arrested

A week of statewide teacher protests in California included the arrest of 26 members of the California Teachers Association.


AFL-CIO head: If you’re not supporting us we won’t support you

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said he supports unions taking an independent political approach in their fight to build the power of workers.


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.


Labor leaders hail Obama speech, call for more action on jobs

Labor leaders, while endorsing the president's budget deficit speech, say job creation will need to be addressed if the long-term fiscal health of the nation is to be restored.


Thousands flood Ohio Capitol to defend union rights

As rallies, town hall meetings and teach-ins spread throughout the state up to 10,000 Ohioans converged on the Statehouse Tuesday to protest a Republican bill to repeal public employees' right to bargain collectively.


President sides with Wisconsin workers

President Obama weighed in on the side of the workers who have occupied the Wisconsin state Capitol for four straight days, blasting Republican Gov. Scott Walker's bill to strip public workers of their collective bargaining rights as "an assault on unions."

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