Labor News


Trumka: AFL-CIO to undergo wide-scale revamp

The revamp will meet the conditions of changing workplaces, extend labor's reach, and shift its emphasis within the federation to more inter-union and regional cooperation.


New York mayor’s disregard for kids forces strike

Bloomberg's threat to kids' safety while riding school buses forced some 8,000 drivers, mechanics and school bus matrons to strike.


Chicago teachers: “Assault on public education needs to end here”

"We didn't start this fight; the assault on public education started here and it needs to end here," declared Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teachers Union.


Youth march for jobs and to end violence

A spirited march of 150 youth and adult supporters stopped downtown traffic to honks of support on Saturday.


Occupy generation learns from labor history

The success or failure of the American labor movement in the 21st century will be the work of the young.


Over 800 youth converge in Minneapolis for AFL-CIO Next Up Summit

This year's AFL-CIO Next Up Summit Sept. 29 - Oct. had a very different flavor. Unlike the 2010 summit, this conference was lead and organized by young union members from across the country.


Next Generation claim union, social justice organizing as their own

Younger CWA union members start Next Generation campaign to organize youth into better-paid jobs and labor's social activism.


Union Summer interns work to save endangered shipyard

"We're a pretty good team," says Sarah Mandel, one of a group of young interns working here to stop the Avondale shipyard from closing.

Shop Talk: Organizing at Apple, winning bronze shoe

Apple workers are talking union, Wisconsin workers won a bronze shoe - and more.

AFL-CIO’s young workers plan second summit in Twin Cities

The AFL-CIO's young workers advisory council is taking charge of the labor movement by making its leadership more youthful and is planning a second summit to take place in the fall.

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