Labor News


Money bills top labor's agenda as Congress returns to work

It's not just the numbers that are important, it's anti-worker measures the majority Republicans may try to insert into the measures, too.


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.


Class war in New York transit

In a pre-spring offensive against 38,000 transit workers and a riding public of millions, Jay Walder, chair of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, has announced 1,000 layoffs.


Transit workers’ rally highlights safety, budget woes

CLEVELAND - A rally protesting the Regional Transit Authority's refusal to address worker and rider safety in contract talks dramatized the challenge facing public transit systems in today's economic crisis.