Labor News


Ohioans brave severe cold to back oil strikers

"For too long, these companies have gotten public support only to have them take advantage of the workers and their families, forcing overtime and unsafe staffing levels."


Restaurant workers picket for fair contract and respect

Some 65 workers at Oaks Corner have been without a contract for two and a half years, and haven't had a raise in eight years. 


Wisconsin governor swings budget axe

A massive fight-back has already begun, and even some long-time Republican legislators are questioning the wisdom of the Walker budget.


Nurses welcome veto of Keystone XL bill

"The miniscule number of jobs it would create are far outweighed by the enormous damage that this project creates to our health and in accelerating the climate crisis."


Union not surprised by flare-up at Whiting, Ind. BP plant

"We refuse to accept that fires, explosions, and working people to exhaustion are just the cost of doing this business -- these are all things that we can control."


The third try is the charm

Philadelphia joins two other cities, San Francisco, Calif., and Tacoma, Wash., and several states, in enacting earned paid sick leave. 


Safety tops strike demands for oil workers at BP refinery

The workers' demands center on health and safety issues, contracting jobs out to non-union workers and health care.


Workers in Ohio and Indiana join USW strike against oil industry

"Management cannot continue to resist allowing workers a stronger voice on issues that could very well make the difference between life and death for too many of them."


Today in labor history: The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993

The FMLA was intended "to balance the demands of the workplace with the needs of families."


Justices toss permanent company payment of union retiree health benefits

"The Yard-Man ruling violates ordinary contract principles by placing a thumb on the scale in favor of vested retiree benefits in all collective-bargaining agreements."

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