Labor News


Union leaders, lawmakers, mayors unveil Progressive Agenda

Saying "we need to reward work, not wealth," the group unveiled a massive grassroots campaign for "A Progressive Agenda."


A steelworker’s thoughts on “democracy”

The fight for democracy is central to all of our struggles. However, these struggles are separated from the issue of "who controls the wealth" only at our ultimate peril!


Google and Facebook unfriend ALEC

Funded by the Koch brothers, ALEC designs state legislation to further corporate agendas at the expense of working families, unions and their allies.


Unions to Google: dump ALEC

The public is asking Google to stop participating in ALEC's scheme that threatens our democracy.


Union leader says Congressional rules block pro-worker bills

Unions and their allies must "connect the dots" between gummed-up congressional rules and the lack of legislation that helps workers, voters, women and their allies.


CWA'S Cohen ties fight vs. income inequality to fight for democracy

"Corporations are people in America and can run orchestrated campaigns to destroy working people. That's what gets me mad!"



Senator: Coal mine owners treat workers as "property"

WASHINGTON (PAI)-The nation's coal mine owners "so victimize" their workers that the workers "come as close to being property as anyone I can imagine," a leading congressional advocate for the miners says.


Iraqi union leader: "War not over for our workers"

Hassan Juma'a Awad, president of the Iraq Federation of Oil Unions, was a guest at the AFL-CIO's convention where he spoke at an event organized by U.S. Labor Against the War.


How to build our union movement: Ideas from LA

LOS ANGELES - As the AFL-CIO prepared to open its national convention here, two dozen committed union members and supporters voiced a slew of ideas for revitalizing the U.S. labor movement.


Labor Day 2013: Unions determined to remake themselves

As Labor Day 2013 approaches unions in America are re-assessing themselves in a way they never have before.

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