Labor News


Unions take aim at child labor, trafficking

Around the globe, 215 million children are engaged in child labor, including an estimated six million in forced labor.


Mexican right rams through anti-labor law

Mexico has had, on paper, progressive labor laws. However, workers have trouble defending their interests even where there is a union.


Unionists, allies protest Trans-Pacific trade pact

Unionists and their allies protested at the Sept. 9 start of the latest round of talks on a planned Trans-Pacific Pact.


Romney's Bain victims set up protest camp

Workers whose jobs are about to be outsourced by Bain Capital are gathering in "Bainport," an encampment they are building across the road from the Sensata factory here.


Steelworkers prevail in contentious negotiations

"Our members' unwavering solidarity throughout the bargaining process in the face of management's high-risk scare tactics and demands for major cutbacks has been rewarded."


Tampa workers descend on Bain-owned company

Some 200 workers protested outside the Bloomin' Brands corporate headquarters demanding that Bain Capital pay its workers more and stop outsourcing jobs.


Minimum wage hike would actually add jobs

Raising the federal minimum wage from its present $7.25 hourly to $9.80 over the next two years would create 100,000 new jobs.


Voters say bring back call center jobs

The Communications Workers are launching a campaign in 50 legislative races nationwide around the issues of offshore call centers and bringing the jobs back to the U.S.


Wage cuts, privatization threaten environmental disaster in San Jose

The trouble started when the city responded to budget deficits with pay and benefit cuts for city workers.


San Jose kicks off campaign to raise minimum wage

A lively crowd of around 200 labor and community activists, gathering at IBEW Local 232 headquarters, kicked off a campaign to raise the minimum wage in San Jose.

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