Labor News


AFGE: GOP senators want to “Walmartize” workforce

Three GOP senators want to "Walmartize" federal workers by eliminating regular pensions for all new hires.


Detroit’s Fox 2, unfair to working families

An early Christmas party at a local furniture store became the rally site for workers of Fox 2 television.


Today in labor history: First woman elected governor in U.S.

Nellie Taylor Ross was elected governor of Wyoming on Nov. 4, 1924. She was the first woman ever elected to a governorship.


Today in labor history: Earl Lloyd became the first black player in NBA

Born in Virginia, Lloyd attended West Virginia state.  He was selected in the 9th round NBA draft.


Obama’s NLRB nominee confirmed, but others could face roadblocks

Today's action by the U.S. Senate confirming Richard Griffin as NLRB general counsel is the final piece needed to ensure a fully functioning National Labor Relations Board.


Pope Francis, the Bishop of Bling, CEOs, and Leo Gerard

American CEOs and boards of directors should take note of Pope Francis' recent suspension of the "Bishop of Bling."


Today in labor history: Underground Railroad leader Levi Coffin born

He strongly advocated for aid to the freed slaves to enable them to take their full place in American society.


Senate to vote Oct. 28 on Griffin for top NLRB enforcement job

The Senate is scheduled to vote late on Oct. 28 on Obama's nomination of Richard Griffin to be General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board.


Higher state minimum wage campaign gains steam in Minnesota

The drive to enact a higher state minimum wage in Minnesota has gained steam.


Report: 70 million born between 1980 and 2000 in big trouble

Millennials are facing double-digit unemployment rates, low wages, mounting college costs, and crippling student-loan debt.

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