Labor News


Actions backing Walmart strikers spread coast to coast

CHICAGO - A protest outside the West Loop Walmart store here was only one of countless demonstrations that broke out today across the country in support of striking workers at the world's biggest retail giant.


California labor moves to halt Walmart abuse

California labor and social justice groups are throwing down the gauntlet to Walmart during a two-week statewide tour to protest the giant retailer's abuse of taxpayers and workers alike.


Single-payer health care advocates plan new campaign

Some 200 union advocates of single-payer government-run national health care met in Chicago in mid-January to plan their next moves.


Today in labor history: 20,000 GE workers strike over health care

On Jan. 14, 2003, nearly 20,000 General Electric workers went out on strike at 48 plants in 33 states.


Nurses strike, again, for patient safety and nursing standards

One-day strikes affected seven Summit hospitals in the San Francisco Bay Area, involving up to 3,200 nurses and several hundred medical technicians.


Labor says nation's health at stake in Supreme Court battle

The right wing's use of the Supreme Court to try to destroy President Obama's Affordable Health Care Act endangers the very health of the American people.


Citing public safety concerns, Red Cross workers strike

The strike was provoked by the agency's insistence on an "irresponsible" health care plan and a speed-up drive that compromises the safety of blood donors.

Thousands join picket lines at Kaiser Permanente’s California hospitals

Thousands of workers at Kaiser Permanente facilities across California marched on picket lines.

U.S. nurses backed general strike in U.K.

The National Nurses Union led a coalition of U.S. unions that demonstrated in six cities on Nov. 30 to back British public workers, who staged a one-day strike.


Thousands of California nurses strike to fight takeaways

The nurses were among 23,000 of their co-workers holding a one-day strike at three-dozen Sutter Health and Kaiser Permanente facilities in northern and central California, as well as Oakland Children's Hospital.

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