Labor News

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High court upholds Seattle’s $15 minimum wage ordinance

The U.S. Supreme Court has handed a judicial win - even if only in one big city - to the "Fight for 15 and a union" movement.

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California janitors ready to strike

Over 20,000 janitors statewide call for a strike against unfair labor practices by janitorial companies who contract with some of the most high-priced real estate owners.

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Low-paid workers stage another mass walkout

The protests attracted hundreds of thousands of people in 320 cities, including unionists who back the low-paid workers. 

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Lilly Ledbetter tells union women about ongoing struggle for equal pay

Despite some gains in recent years, women still face a tough road to equal pay.

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NY state raises minimum wage to $15, enacts paid family leave

An increasing list of states, tired of GOP-ordered dysfunction in D.C., have raised their minimums.

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Even before new $15/hour minimum wage signed, California workers celebrated

The celebrations began early, even as California's new minimum wage law was still racing through the state legislature last week.

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California poised to have highest state minimum wage

California's $10/hour minimum - already the highest of any state - would rise gradually to $15 in 2022 for businesses with 26 or more workers.

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What’s the value of this man’s work?

His name is Kwaku Agyeman, and he has a job pushing wheelchairs for airport passengers who otherwise would have a hard time getting around.

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Immokalee Farmworkers: Boycott Wendy's for human rights abuses

The coalition wrote Wendy's  a decade ago, saying the chain should pay decent wages and stop human rights abuses in the fields, following guidelines of the coalition's Fair Food Program.

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Layoffs continue as newspaper workers continue fight for fair wages, job security

"They've been treating the workforce like something they can just ignore."

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