Labor News


Exuberant after court win, Minn. $15 campaign charts course to victory

More than 100,000 Minneapolis workers - many of them women and people of color - would benefit from the $15 wage.


Coalition of Immokalee Workers call for boycott of Wendy’s

Wendy's is still refusing to sign the CIW's Fair Food agreement; readers can sign the petition and join the boycott.


OSHA fines Tyson 263k after faulty machine amputates worker’s finger

OSHA said the worker had his finger amputated by the machine when he was trying to remove chicken parts jammed in its conveyor belt.


De Blasio order mandates employer neutrality in NYC union drives

The New York mayor said his executive order would mandate labor peace on construction and retail by “preventing disruptions” while benefiting the workers.



Virginia unionists concentrate on beating right-to-work

Amid reports Republicans may be ceding Virginia to Hillary Clinton in the presidential race, unions are focusing on defeating a right to work referendum. 


To November and beyond: #Fightfor15 convention showcases a worker-led movement

Thousands of low-wage workers from across the country convened in the old capital of the Confederacy for the first ever national Fight for $15 meeting.


EPI protests Blue Dog Dems' attempt to replace new overtime pay rule

Conservative House Democrats would dump the DOL's new rule, scheduled to take effect on December 1, that would double the overtime pay threshold.


Tenacious Chicago Reader staff buckles in for arduous negotiations

With alt-weekly newspapers shutting down across the country, unionized Chicago Reader staff seek to buck the trend, negotiate first collective agreement.


Jewish and African-American orgs join fight for California farmworkers

The fight for farmworker overtime is down to the wire in California. Jewish and African American organizations are helping get the last votes for Bill 1066.


Clinton reiterates her opposition to TPP, pledges support for infrastructure

Democratic nominee says as president she will "stop any trade deal that kills jobs or holds down wages, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership."

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