Labor News

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-workersvechatanooga520x408.jpg

Right wing legal schemes may enmesh UAW Volkswagen rerun vote case

The tangle over UAW's loss at Chattanooga is important to workers nationwide because this union recognition election saw massive anti-union intervention by outside-funded right wing groups.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-black-history-medgar-evers.jpg

Today in black history: Medgar Evers’ killer convicted

White supremacist Byron De La Beckwith was convicted in the murder of African-American civil rights leader Medgar Evers, over 30 years after the crime occurred.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-ViolaLiuzzo.jpg

Today in labor history: KKK found guilty of conspiracy in death of Viola Liuzzo

Liuzzo, who came from a working-class Detroit family and had lived in the South as a child, traveled to Alabama after the Selma to Montgomery marches and the "Bloody Sunday" attack at Edmund Pettus Bridge.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-Conviction-in-Workers-Deaths-Brings-Up-to-20-Years-for-Gunpowder-Plant-Ownerblogpostimage.jpg

Plant owner gets 20 years in slammer for workers' deaths

OSHA's investigation of the 2010 explosion at a gunpowder plant in Colebrook, N.H., resulted in the issuance of 16 willful and more than 30 serious safety violation citations, along with a $1.2 million penalty

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-JohnBrown520x377.jpg

Today in labor history: Abolitionist John Brown was hanged

On Dec. 2, 1859, abolitionist John Brown was hanged in Charleston, Va., for his leadership of a plot to incite slave rebellion.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-wwages520x2.jpg

Workers plan nationwide strikes against "bully" Walmart

"Walmart is just a bully, and people across the country are starting to see the real Walmart, that's why I continue to stand up, because the time for change is now."

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-nosandwich520x304.jpg

Subway fires worker for giving a 3-year-old a cookie

We've heard of ridiculous excuses companies use to fire pro-union workers, but a Seattle Subway shop takes the cake...er, cookie. Working Washington reports the firm fired Carlos Hernandez for giving a 66-cent cookie, free, to a 3-year-old.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-jamaicanworkers332x263.jpg

"Mr. Clean" gives guest workers a dirty deal

America's unions are going to bat for foreign workers who toil in America, in conditions that approximate slavery. And Dwight Allen, a 41-year-old "guest worker" laboring in Florida apartment buildings says he is sure glad they have.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-Modernchaingang520x305.jpg

AFL-CIO blasts big business prison profiteers

The nation's prison population exploded from 500,000 to 2.2 million between 1980 and 2011, in the decades since the for-profit business of incarceration was born.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-respect520x308.jpg

Blueberry pickers strike at Labor Camp 2

When the blueberry picking started, the company fired Federico Lopez on July 10 for asking for a wage raise, and workers went on strike on July 11 to get his job back.

1 2 3 4 5