Labor News

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AFL-CIO adds single-payer insurance to its Raising Wages campaign

 Union leaders passed a resolution that calls upon the AFL-CIO to add a demand for single-payer heath insurance to the federation's Raising Wages campaign.

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Top union leader describes GOP presidential hopefuls as money-grubbing

"Americans deserve better than mean-spirited, self-serving politicians."

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Today in labor history: Fast-food workers strike for $15 in seven U.S. cities

Fast food workers walked off their jobs and demonstrated in the thousands for a higher paycheck - $15 an hour.

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Presidential candidates knocking at labor’s door this week

The AFL-CIO hopes to lay out a strategy to unite workers across the country behind its Raising Wages Agenda and behind a broad program of progressive action.

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Today in labor history: Brewery workers unite!

On this date in 1886, brewery workers in San Francisco declared a historic victory against the brewery owners.

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GOP funding bill would force the NLRB to lay off one-third of its staff

The Obama administration is blasting a GOP-authored money bill that would underfund the Labor, Education, and Health and Human Services Depts.

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Clinton, Sanders meet top union leaders

The two leading Democratic presidential contenders met behind closed doors with top union leaders to talk positions and strategy.

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The push is on to save Social Security, create jobs for youth

Passing the Employ Young Americans Now Act would be an important step in the fight to preserve and expand Social Security.

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Time to raise Social Security benefits: highlights of Retired Americans Conference

The 2015 Alliance for Retired Americans Legislative Conference took place July 7 thru 10.

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Abolition of two-tier wage system tops UAW bargaining with GM

"A society built on low-wage jobs does not deliver purchasing power."

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