Labor News

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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.

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Chicagoans win paid sick leave law

A coalition of workers' rights and progressive groups pushed the ordinance through the council, over the usual business opposition.

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Maryland enacts tough equal pay law

The new law protects poor women, women of color, and transgender individuals from discrimination.

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GOP bill overturns Labor Dept. restriction on financial advisers; Obama promises veto

Some firms have incentivized advisers to steer clients into products that have higher fees and lower returns, costing American families an estimated $17 billion a year,

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Calif. lawmaker introduces bill to let “Gig Economy” workers organize

Uber and Lyft undercut taxis while underpaying drivers and refusing to pick up workplace expenses.

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Unionists pack Ohio statehouse to protest anti-worker bills

A new "right-to-work" bill and an "unemployment reform" bill would make Ohio the "worst state in the union for unemployed workers."

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New federal education aid bill: Teachers unions weigh in

NEA, AFT, and AFSA lobbied their lawmakers long and hard to change the No Child Left Behind law.

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Turncoat Missouri state legislators slammed on anti-worker vote

"It's the height of hypocrisy to accept voluntary contributions from hardworking union members and then turn their backs on the unions."

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Retired Teamsters slammed by budget bill

Thousands of retired Teamsters have been blasted this month by major cuts to their pensions.

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Bernie Sanders introduces major labor law reform bill

The bill allows workers to unionize through a simple majority card-check vote and ensures that companies can't stop a union from forming by denying a first contract.

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