Labor News


Message to my fellow workers: China-bashing is a bad idea

My union, the IAM, calls for a national industrial policy and massive investment in infrastructure - something China has actually done, not just talked about.


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.


AFL-CIO head: Time to take green jobs seriously

CLEVELAND - At a town hall meeting on "Creating Green Jobs," AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka called for massive federal investment in clean energy industry and technology.


Panel debates how to make it in America again

DETROIT - Two years after a paper mill shut down in Kimberly, Wis., 70 percent of the workers are still unemployed, commented Michael Bolton, from the Steelworkers.


Social Forum: In jobs fight, America will find its soul again

DETROIT - "This struggle for jobs can be the glue that holds us all together, that allows us to be more than we are - it allows 'us' to be 'we'." the AFL-CIO's Nick Unger told a packed workshop



We can win jobs if we fight for them, autoworkers tell U.S. Social Forum

DETROIT - United Auto Workers President Bob King brought a message to the U.S. Social Forum here: "The UAW will speak up for and lead the fight for all workers, regardless of whether they are in unions."


Labor anger and determination resound at Social Forum march

DETROIT - Labor made its presence felt at the U.S. Social Forum on Wednesday at a lively march and rally in the center of this ravaged city, calling for jobs and an end to cuts in city services.


Global union leaders blast financial greed

VANCOUVER, Canada - As a world congress of the International Trade Union Confederation got under way here Monday, leaders blasted the economic crisis hitting working people.


No recovery unless we create 11 million jobs, AFL-CIO head warns

CLEVELAND - AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka attacked right-wing efforts to use the federal budget deficit as an excuse to block programs needed to end the economic crisis.


Your mailman searches for the ghosts of Tom and Joe

Today a young couple with two kids told me a sad story: they are giving their house, a house they had built just eight years ago, back to the bank.

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