Labor News


Jobs, not cuts! Unions join Occupy Chicago

CHICAGO - Unions and community groups organized a rousing finish to a week of actions on jobs and corporate greed.


Spotlight is on jobs as “occupy” protests intensify

AFL-CIO president announces labor's full support for Occupy Wall Street protests, urges massive turnout for upcoming America Wants to Work week of actions.


Pressure grows on sugar company to end lockout

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 of the world need a “new global economic order”

VANCOUVER, Canada - In the video below, Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, summarizes an opinion expressed by many at this global union meet: Make the banks pay to create jobs and clean up their mess.