Labor News


New Jersey unions go toe to toe with Christie over pensions

Unions representing N.J. state and local government workers vowed that the fight over Chris Christie's pension payment cuts is not over.


Missouri workers win with wage bill and right-to-work veto

"Since 1978 Missouri has said no to right-to-work and in just a minute I will sign that veto and make sure the voices of Missouri's working people are heard."


After two years of work, Mother Jones monument to be rededicated

Mary Harris "Mother" Jones has been a symbol of the struggles and victories of the labor movement for over a century.


Supreme court rules vs. employer discrimination by religion

The Supreme Court came down hard on employers who discriminate against potential workers on the basis of religion.


Activists demand re-hiring at Walmart

On June 2 in Dallas, nationwide rallies demanded re-hiring of laid-off Walmart workers.


Unions demand opening of secret trade pacts

On June 2, hundreds of unionists and their allies descended on the office of the Obama administration's U.S. Trade Representative.


After Senate loss, fast-track fight shifts to House

Labor is increasing its attention on the GOP-run House, where the vote is expected to be much closer and up for grabs.



New NEA president Eskelsen Garcia brings verve, edge to union

Teacher Lily Eskelsen Garcia has seen poverty's impact on her students, so for her, the issue is personal.


Head of L.A. Federation of Labor thrilled with $15 wage victory

It's a great day for working Angelenos, as the LA city countil has voted to raise the minimum wage, in steps, to $15 an hour.


Kasich yanks collective bargaining rights from 10,000 Ohio care workers

Gov. John Kasich has yanked collective bargaining rights from 10,000 Ohio home health care and child care workers.

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