Labor News


Scott Walker escalates his war on workers

Expanding on the hatred of unions that he imposed as Wisconsin's governor, right wing GOP presidential hopeful Scott Walker is proposing to abolish the NLRB.


Video: Steelworkers fight for a fair deal

Their contract with ArcelorMittal expired September 1; the union is staying on the job in hopes of a fair contract, but are ready to fightback in what are very tough negotiations.


Steelworkers and teachers: Two unions, one struggle

In other words: To make money for the shareholders, workers have to go without; to keep the banks happy, public schools have to tighten their belts.


Video: Despite anti-union attacks, steelworkers rally for contract, justice

United Steelworkers (USW) union members and allies demonstrated this past week in two separate rallies for a fair contract for workers who produce steel.


Illinois GOP governor solicits retirees as strikebreakers

Rauner also failed to deny reports that he is considering calling on the Illinois National Guard to replace state workers in the event of a lockout or strike.


Nurses: court decision is a threat to public health and safety, workers' rights

The case, Friedrichs v. CTA (California Teachers Association), involves a challenge supported by far right anti-union groups.


Kasich yanks collective bargaining rights from 10,000 Ohio care workers

Gov. John Kasich has yanked collective bargaining rights from 10,000 Ohio home health care and child care workers.


Striking auto mechanics locked out, putting up a fight

The automobile mechanics strike here at Al Piemonte Chevrolet, now over 30 weeks long, has deteriorated into a lock-out situation.


Illinois legislature Democrats vow to protect workers

The first scheme they plan to stop is any Republican effort to impose a so-called "right to work" law in the Land of Lincoln.


Grapes of Wrath: California farmworkers fight to unionize

No union can survive without being able to win contracts and thus being able to make substantial changes in wages and conditions.

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