Labor News


Radical roots of the great grape strike

Fifty years ago, the great grape strike started in Delano, when Filipino pickers walked out of the fields on September 8, 1965.


Groundbreaking report confirms that Latinos in unions are better off

One of the most striking findings: On average, Latinos that belong to a union earn $11,544 more than non-unionized Latinos. 


Seattle teachers suspend strike, vote Sept. 20 on contract

The 5,000 teachers in Seattle's public schools suspended their six-day strike amid strong displays of solidarity on their picketlines.


Unionists lobby to restore, strengthen Voting Rights Act

"We care about workers' rights, which are in a shambles and are a disgrace, but we can't win these fights if 30 million people can't vote."


Indigenous migrants demand change in the fields

"We are the ones who pay for the government of this state and country with the labor of our hands." 


Clinton courts Carpenters leaders

Carpenters president Douglas McCarron introduced Clinton as "the next president of the United States."


Labor-backed Chicago bank to expand services to workers

The Amalgamated Bank of Chicago will use $35 million it gained from sale of its old headquarters to expand its services and products for workers.


Teacher tenure serves the cause of progress

Tenure has played an important role in protecting educators when participating in their workplaces and communities.


Seattle teacher’s strike solid on day four

Five thousand Seattle school teachers spent the day honoring those who died in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack.


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.

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