Labor News


Rail workers score big safety win in California

Rail unions have been pushing for two-person crews while rail carriers have been pushing for just one, an engineer.


OSHA proposes cutting worker exposure to beryllium by 90 percent

Beryllium is a heavy metal whose inhalation causes a chronic lung disease and may lead to lung cancer.


Here's why the Nurses Union endorsed Bernie Sanders over Clinton

Sanders knows his campaign is not about him; it's about all of us, and it will take all of us to change the course of history. It's time to start now.


CWA's new leadership eyes labor's political independence

Steffen stressed "unity and militancy at the bargaining table" and his commitment to the campaign against big business and big givers' monetary dominance in politics.


Underfunding, one-person crews share responsibility for deadly Amtrak crash

"It strains our collective memory to think of a case where we attack a problem by defunding it when we want a positive outcome."


Coal criminal seeks Vegas fun as he delays justice for miners

A notorious former coal company executive is still awaiting trial while the victims, the families of killed miners, await justice before the law.


After Senate loss, fast-track fight shifts to House

Labor is increasing its attention on the GOP-run House, where the vote is expected to be much closer and up for grabs.



U.S. call to support striking farmworkers in Baja California, Mexico

The UFW is calling for putting pressure on the giant Driscoll Company in solidarity with the striking workers.


For potato farmers, "organic" means hard labor

The organic food industry especially should hold itself to high standards for labor practices.


On Workers Memorial Day: The words of the dead

USW members who work for Marathon have gone without pay for nearly three months because they know what's at stake: Their lives.

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