Labor News


New rules require contractors to obey labor laws

Rules will help prevent millions of workers from being subject to harmful or unlawful treatment, especially underpaid women.


Today in Black history: Actor Sidney Poitier born

Mentored along with Harry Belafonte and others by Paul Robeson, Poitier was red baited during the McCarthy period.  He resisted naming names and studio demands that he sign loyalty oaths.


Seattle port strike challenges "independent contractor" lie

Truck drivers in the Puget Sound shut down ports for two weeks - and begin to shift the balance of power.