Labor News

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New UAW president out to end inequality

In a Q and A with journalists from Detroit and across the country, addressing "inequality" in the workplace and community was a common thread.

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NLRB reverses Bush-named board ruling, opens employer email systems to workers

Email has now become such a critical component of communications, in and out of unions.

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Justices give biz 9-0 win over workers in security screenings case

For Amazon.com workers, the ruling means spending 25 minutes in line every day, unpaid, while waiting for a mandatory security check.

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Need for bathroom breaks is no joke!

We've heard of employers mistreating their workers, but the following item out of Seattle is the latest entry in the "You gotta be kidding" category.

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Support builds for Delta baggage handler fired for speaking out

Delta Airlines' decision to fire a veteran baggage handler for speaking out in support of low-wage workers has elicited widespread criticism.

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Fast food workers walk off the job in 190 cities

Fast food workers walked off the job from one end of the country to the other today, with police arresting hundreds of workers engaging in civil disobedience.

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California low wage workers on the move

Some 200 workers, labor and community supporters gathered in the heart of the largely Latino Fruitvale neighborhood Dec. 4.

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New crop of lawmakers the latest threat to Michigan prevailing wage

Repeal of the Michigan Prevailing Wage Act would be a coup for "limited government" conservatives, and a devastating blow to the state's construction industry.

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Justices tackle pregnancy discrimination

Does the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, which bars firms from discriminating against pregnant workers, mean what it says?

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San Francisco supervisors pass first-ever Retail Workers Bill of Rights

The pioneering Retail Workers Bill of Rights will give an estimated 40,000 hourly workers greater stability in their schedules and hours.

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