Labor News


Shipyard workers see chance to save their jobs

Workers, unions, community groups, small businesses and others in the fight to save 5,000 jobs at the Avondale Shipyard in New Orleans are feeling better now about the possibility of a victory.


Farm workers protest veto of Calif. card check bill

California's Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, vetoed a bill that would have allowed farm workers to use the card check method to unionize. Brown refused to meet with the farm workers and the 25 legislators that camped outside of his office.


1.3 million Ohioans say no to anti-labor law

The drive to repeal SB 5, the union-busting law that strips collective bargaining rights from public workers in Ohio, culminated in a massive "People's Parade" to deliver petitions with nearly 1.3 million signatures.


Union power: LA grocery workers march

Hundreds of labor, faith and community activists are demanding a fair labor contract for union grocery workers at three supermarkets in the Los Angeles area.


Texas AFL-CIO meet was bright spot in dark sky

Labor leaders in Texas came together to renew the call for jobs, livable wages, human services and democratic reforms for state workers and workers across the nation.


Texas jobs vigil slams “free trade” pacts

Labor activists are blasting the GOP "free trade" proposals to cut public workers' jobs and to lessen unemployment benefits.

Asian Americans tackle job discrimination

Job discrimination is on the rise for Asian Americans, one of the fastest-growing minority group in the U.S., and now number 15 million nationwide.

Labor's use of giant rat deemed legal

The National Labor Relations Board recently ruled the giant inflatable rat used by the labor movement is legal, even at demonstrations in front of secondary employers.

Labor board sides with Red Cross workers

The Red Cross is trying to drive down the wages and benefits of its unionized workers.


Concert in tribute to Anne Feeney a big success

Hundreds gathered in New York to honor activist and folk singer Anne Feeny during a night filled with music and appreciation for her life's work.

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