Labor News

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“We are dying to get paid!”: R.I.P. workers’ dreams

Hundreds of workers and community members filled Los Angeles City Council Chambers on Oct. 29 and built a wage theft cemetery in front of City Hall.

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Recycling workers say "enough!"

Within days of each other last week, two groups of Northern California recycling workers declared they'd had enough of what they see as regimes of indignity and discrimination.

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Wisconsin’s Walker worries as workers organize

In U.S. elections, incumbent governors have an 80 percent chance of being re-elected. So why is Scott Walker having such a difficult time convincing voters to give him a second term?

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Mercedes-Benz workers form new union local in Alabama

Mercedes-Benz U.S. International employees and the United Auto Workers announced the formation of UAW Local 112, a new local union.

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Locked-out workers from Superman's town go to D.C.

Honeywell locked out 150 workers, members of USW Local 7-669, an old Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers local, on August 2.

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At Minnesota AFL-CIO convention, organizing and elections high on agenda

High turnout will be key to keeping a DFL majority in the House and moving forward a worker-friendly agenda.

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Ohio's GOP governor ignores pleas of 3,000 fired Ormet workers

The tattered sign standing at the entrance of Ormet's North Gate pretty much says it all. It pleads to Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio, for "some help" to save Ohio jobs.

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USW rolls out platform, denounces greedy forces out to destroy workers

Delegates adopted a multi-point action platform for coming years to battle what President Gerard called "shrewd, greedy and powerful" forces out to destroy workers.

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Unionized ironworkers aid non-union jobless

 The Ironworkers are trying to find jobs for 280 non-union colleagues left high and dry without pay when a large non-union Michigan contractor suddenly shut its doors.

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July unemployment rate doesn't reflect truth about joblessness

While 131,000 people found jobs last month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics report, the number of unemployed people rose by 197,000 to 9.67 million.

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