Seattle's mayor signed the historic bill Friday. Every worker in the city, depending upon his or her conditions of employment, is now guaranteed five to nine sick days per year.
The ideology expressed by Costello and his ilk is dangerously close to the rhetoric of eugenicists, the pre-Nazi pseudo-scientific movement.
Over 400 union women came to the Coalition of Labor Union Women's 16th Biennial Convention in Orlando, September 7-10, to demand equality and to defend union rights. The women came from many different unions to speak in one voice for working women.
So you still don't think courts are important to workers? Betty Dukes and Nolan Koewler can quickly set you straight.
First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt once said, "There are only two ways to bring about protection for workers... legislation and unionization."
On the final day of their International Convention 2011, the United Steel Workers (USW) introduced the union's new Paul Wellstone award. The first recipients are: actor and chair of TransAfrica, Danny Glover; and Ed Shultz, host of the Ed Shultz Show on MSNBC.
The East Grand Forks, Minn., city council voted unanimously to send a letter urging American Crystal Sugar to return to negotiations with its locked-out workers.
Workers this week will miss their first paycheck as result of the strike, now in its 11th day. Pension and disability benefits were suspended as the strike began.
Facing cuts in wages and health care as well as total elimination of their pensions, workers at the highly profitable Conn-Selmer plant went on strike.
"Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed" - Lincoln's quote opened the United Steelworkers Convention.