In many service sector jobs, including food service and retail, workers often experience volatile schedules that wildly fluctuate from week-to-week and wreak havoc on their lives.
Overturning a cutback the GOP Bush Administration instituted a decade ago, Obama announced a new overtime pay rule on June 30.
"We refuse to accept that fires, explosions, and working people to exhaustion are just the cost of doing this business -- these are all things that we can control."
El Super grocery workers are urging consumers to boycott their employer, a chain of supermarkets located primarily in Latino neighborhoods.
Overtime pay has increasingly moved to the top of labor's agenda because millions of workers are working overtime and not getting paid for it.
On this day workers on three railroads in Buffalo, New York, went on strike for two weeks, one of the first work stoppages to attempt coordinated actions.
Opening a new front in their long campaign to improve Walmart, the "Walmart moms," members of OURWalmart, are taking on the company's chairman.
Nothing fueled the anti-union Red Scare propagandists more than the Boston police strike of 1919.