Labor News


Caravan brings aid to striking workers

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Elected officials, union members and community supporters piled into a school bus and seven cars last Saturday, July 24, for a 10 mile solidarity caravan in support of nursing home workers on the 101st day of their strike.


Lawmaker goes to bat for home care workers

WASHINGTON (PAI)--Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-Calif., is trying to get the nation's home health care workers the right to earn at least the minimum wage and overtime.


Construction workers continue strike in Chicago

Some 15,000 construction workers in Chicagoland have been on strike for weeks over wages and health care benefits.


Laundry workers tired of dirty treatment

CLEVELAND - Workers rallied at Sodexo Laundry here July 8, saying they were tired of low pay and unsafe, demeaning working conditions, and want a union.


Illinois nuclear plant locks out 200 steelworkers

More than 200 workers were on the picket line last week in Metropolis, Ill., after their employer, Honeywell International, locked them out of their jobs, June 28.


OSHA to publicly shame job safety violators

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration "will use not just our normal inspection system, but regulation by shaming" against notorious job safety and health violators.


At “Spectrum of Shame,” families back striking health care workers

HARTFORD, Conn. - A speakout by family members and friends of residents at Park Place nursing home marked the 65th day of a strike by nearly 400 District 1199 health care workers.


Hartford workers win back pay

Ten years after being locked out by their employer, union workers at Avery Heights Nursing Home began receiving checks totaling $2.55 million in a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) settlement. The case has important implications for workers everywhere.


Hero of labor, Will Parry, celebrates 90th birthday

SEATTLE - At his 90th birthday party, April 24, Will Parry picked up his guitar and led 400 union brothers and sisters, family, comrades, and friends in singing "Carry It On," ending, "No more tears, for we're still singing."


Obama at miners’ memorial asks ‘How can we fail them?’

"How can a nation that relies on its miners not do everything in its power to protect them?" the president said to the thousands at Sunday's memorial in Beckley, W.Va.

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