Labor News


Reinstate all Walmart workers!

Walmart suddenly closed five stores giving its employees only a few hours notice and laying off an estimated 2,200 workers.


Millions of union members to get wage hikes this year

"This country is having an important debate about raising wages and tackling income inequality."


Report: To succeed, labor must be authentically inclusive

"Black workers have been, for the working class as a whole, the canary in the mine."


In Colombia, it’s killer Coke the union must fight

For decades Coca Cola has abused and even killed workers who want better lives. 


Missouri right-to-work for less fight comes down to the wire

With the GOP-dominated state legislature convening Sept. 16 for a "veto override" session, unionists are going door-to-door to campaign for "No Override on RTW/HB116".


Trumka: Pope should tell Congress to support economic justice

"As Pope Francis says, the rules were made by people and can be changed by people to be more fair to people."


Busy year by NLRB produces key rulings for workers

The five-member board, which rules on most labor-management relations and disputes, has reached full strength.


NAFTA impact: your Oreo cookies made in Mexico, not Chicago

Starting soon, your Oreo cookies will be made in Mexico, not Chicago, and it's all thanks to the North American Free Trade Agreement.


Top women’s group hails Obama order on paid leave

Obama announced the executive order in a speech after a Labor Day breakfast with union leaders in Boston.


Trumka: AFL-CIO presidential endorsement unlikely before first two state contests

Trumka was caustic about Trump's constant anti-immigrant and anti-Latino stands. He also criticized two other GOP hopefuls.

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