Labor News

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Thousands out on the picket lines at Chicago schools today

Teachers picketed outside all of the public schools in Chicago's Hyde Park section this morning.

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Unions spared, for now, in split Supreme Court Friedrichs ruling

Today, the Supreme Court, by way of an equally divided ruling, ended the fiercest legal attack on the labor movement in decades.

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OSHA issues rule to curb silica dust exposure

The Obama administration today issued a final rule that it says would cut workers' exposure to harmful silica dust in half.

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New Labor Department rule to expose union busting industry

 "Using union-busting law firms to intimidate workers is one more tool in the toolbox of the global elite."

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Nabisco worker fears her middle class life will slip away

'We said 'hell no' to $46 million in concessions: That would have put us at about $10 an hour and I'm sure they wanted the insurance and the pensions too."

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Speaker at PW luncheon: "We won't turn our backs on workers"

The March 20 People's World luncheon honoring workers in the struggle was held at the Clean Carwash Workers Center in South Central Los Angeles.

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Calif. lawmaker introduces bill to let “Gig Economy” workers organize

Uber and Lyft undercut taxis while underpaying drivers and refusing to pick up workplace expenses.

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Unionists cheer as railroad adminstration proposes two-person train crews

This is seen as a big win for rail workers, their unions, their members and rail safety.

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Labor backs two major actions aimed at restoring American democracy

The AFL-CIO's executive council has endorsed two coming April actions aimed at wresting control over the nation's elections from corporations and billionaires.

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Presidential hopefuls on so-called 'free trade' pacts

Defeating anti-worker trade pacts is a key plank in organized labor's Raise The Wage campaign: Labor is not against trade but it's against unfair trade the pacts create.

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