Labor News


Teamsters battle senator’s scheme to lengthen truckers’ hours behind the wheel

"We cannot afford to add to driver fatigue by rolling back hours-of-service regulations, which were carefully crafted over the course of more than two decades."


The doctor will see you now at Plumbers Local 98's union hall

Plumbers Local 98 has joined those forward-thinking building trades unions on the cutting edge that take control of their healthcare challenges.


Nurses to strike this week at Bay Area hospitals

Concerns about safe staffing levels are one cause of the planned strikes: RNs are unable to take meal and rest breaks without leaving patients with inadequate staffing care


AFL-CIO leaders: GOP suing Obama to conceal its non-agenda

Republican House Speaker Boehner is pushing a lawsuit against Obama to deflect attention from the fact that there are unmet needs in this country and his party has no agenda.



Today in labor history: Medicare and Medicaid established

The ongoing fight to protect Medicare and Medicaid today from right-wing "reforms" is in sharp contrast to the victory of July 30, 1965.


Home care workers file for largest union election in Minnesota history

Pay is so low that many caregivers qualify for food stamps, don’t get paid sick leave or health or retirement benefits.


What’s next after fast food global?

The fast food industry continues to get hit hard by waves of strikes and workers continue to escalate their tactics, but the question remains: What more can be done?


SEIU: After Supreme Court ruling, workers vow to stand up for good jobs, quality care

Home care workers and consumers are ready to stand up for quality home care in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Harris v. Quinn today.


Massachusetts, Michigan minimum wage hikes leave restaurant workers shortchanged

The federal minimum wage for workers who depend on tips is $2.13 hourly and it hasn't risen in more than 20 years. And employers routinely cheat the tipped workers.


AFGE: Veterans Affairs Dept. problems include retaliating vs. whistleblowers

"When they have sounded the alarm our members faced retaliation and intimidation. No one should have to choose between keeping their job and speaking out about threats to patient care."

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