Labor News

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Arkansas poultry workers see wages plucked

Tyson Foods delivered the news to shareholders that its income soared by 49 percent; but the poultry workers who made all this money for the chicken titan face serious struggles.

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House GOP votes to curb asbestos victims’ class action suits

The House's GOP majority rammed through legislation to curb class action suits and throw open asbestos' victims medical records/payments.

 

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Keystone saga continues: Firm sues govt., seeks damages under NAFTA

TransCanada, Keystone XL's sponsor, sued in federal court in Houston to overturn the federal rejection of the pipeline project.

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Firefighters gain allies in drive to ban toxic chemicals in furniture

"When toxic flame retardants burn - and they do burn - it creates a serious health risk for our members."

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Survey: Health care premiums continue to outpace inflation and wages

The survey confirms what most workers already feel: Health care costs are gobbling up more and more of their wages.

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Survey results reveal working women’s health info needs

Working women most want information on diet and nutrition, fitness and exercise, and issues around aging.

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Restaurant work abuse: an unpalatable plate

So what can you the consumer do to help end restaurant worker abuses?

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Court says Caterpillar must admit union inspector

"The company wanted to tell the workers the union can't do a damn thing for you."

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USW-ArcelorMittal steel talks to resume

"Steel jobs provide decent living wages and help support a lot of other jobs in the community; the company wants to take that away."

 

 

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NAFTA impact: your Oreo cookies made in Mexico, not Chicago

Starting soon, your Oreo cookies will be made in Mexico, not Chicago, and it's all thanks to the North American Free Trade Agreement.

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