Labor News


AFL-CIO's veep: With others unions can change the nation

"The union movement should join with others who are saying 'instead of building more prisons, we should be creating more jobs and offering more job training.'"


Job fatalities rise in construction, oil, and gas

"Far too many people are still killed on the job -- 13 workers every day taken from their families tragically and unnecessarily."


At Legislative Conference, jobs for all is the priority

The workshop on full employment at the 45th Annual Legislative Conference of the CBCF was the most important one of all.


Reinstate all Walmart workers!

Walmart suddenly closed five stores giving its employees only a few hours notice and laying off an estimated 2,200 workers.


Pride at Work protests gay group's endorsement of Walmart

"A  war on worker rights to come together and fight for a voice on the job is being waged by corporations that HRC asks the LGBT community to celebrate."


The push is on to save Social Security, create jobs for youth

Passing the Employ Young Americans Now Act would be an important step in the fight to preserve and expand Social Security.


Labor board tackles another joint-employer issue, involving temps

If an employer gets workers from a temp agency and the union wants to organize them, must it first get an OK from both the employer and the temp agency?

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Unions and allies get support for gas tax hike for highway-mass transit funding

The legislation is important both for jobs creation and to repair and replace the nation's crumbling infrastructure and to repair, replace and upgrade bus and subway systems.


LA supporters take to the streets to back fired El Super worker

On a hot summer day in LA, Fermin Rodriquez, a fired El Super market worker, marched alongside community, labor and religious leaders.


New Haven march calls for hiring to end jobs crisis

Every neighborhood and many unions rallied together behind the banner of New Haven Rising for good jobs for city residents. 

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