Labor News


45,000 workers march in support of Second Bill of Rights

The 45,000 workers and their allies came to hear labor leaders, community activists, and elected officials voice their frustration with politicians' failure to address the needs of working people.


Governor helps force Con Ed into an agreement

Con Ed was forced back to the bargaining table to reach a tentative new contract with Utility Workers Local 1-2, which represents the electric firm's 8,500 workers.


Trumka steps up support for locked out sugar workers

The labor movement will escalate the campaign to push for an end to American Crystal Sugar's year-long lockout of 1,300 workers.


Second heavily-Republican union backs Obama

In yet another move by a plurality Republican group, delegates to the IAFF convention formally endorsed President Obama and Vice President Biden for re-election.


Workers bashed in Pennsylvania

In one of the most extreme cases of worker bashing to balance a budget, the mayor unilaterally cut the wages of city workers to the $7.25 hourly federal minimum.

Union-friendly investor defends pension plans

The point of all the initiatives is the same: Finding areas that can make money for investing unions and investing union pension plans - and put union members to work.

Transit workers: Settlement will strengthen Columbus

Columbus bus drivers and maintenance workers accepted a new contract, ending a two-day strike against the Central Ohio Transit Authority.


Today in labor history: Rally in support of Charleston Five

On this day in history in 2001, 5,000 demonstrators rallied in support of the Charleston Five.


Airport workers picket for right to organize

Workers at several Oakland Airport concessions and their supporters held an informational picket outside the terminal July 6.


Locked out Con Ed workers demand fair contract

Negotiations resumed July 5 between Con Edison, the electricity and steam provider for this city and elsewhere, and its workers.

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