Labor News


Campaign exposes widespread abuses of poultry industry workers

Poultry workers in the United States suffer high rates of injury, earn poverty level wages and work in a climate of fear.


Workers in Ohio and Indiana join USW strike against oil industry

"Management cannot continue to resist allowing workers a stronger voice on issues that could very well make the difference between life and death for too many of them."


Trumka backs measure to limit crimes classified as felonies

He stressed that mass incarceration of people of color is not a result of a higher crime rate, but of laws that criminalize a whole class of people.


Sherrod Brown, others talk green industrial revolution

When it comes to the transformation of the global economy from high-carbon, polluting energy sources to a more sustainable future, the U.S. risks falling behind. 


How JFK forced steel price roll back

It was a corporate double-cross 50 years ago that produced one of President John F. Kennedy's most famous lines.


Autoworkers find little comfort in industry show

Ford's Fusion Hybrid was named "car of the year" by Motor Trend. But the award will bring little comfort to unemployed autoworkers.


Labor, progressives, manufacturers meet: ‘Think big & bold’ to rebuild economy

WASHINGTON — A jam-packed conference here Oct. 29 demanded bold action for a new, green manufacturing economy.