Labor News

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Pro-union rallies spread, message deepens

For many who feel the country has been hijacked by corporate power the union democratic  model is appealing.

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It's not about money, it's about freedom: voices from Wisconsin

There is one thing Wisconsin union families want everyone to know: the protests are about workers' freedom to organize into a union and bargain collectively.

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Workers turn Wisconsin battle into epic uprising

"I've never been in a workers' uprising like this in my life," said a middle-aged woman as everyone around her broke into cheers, with thousands of workers packing the state Capitol on the fourth day of protests.

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U.S. official: We need independent labor media

WASHINGTON - The mainstream media has become so biased against working people that even a federal agency can't get its message out, says a senior Department of Labor official.

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Facebook page rejects automation

This week a group of Facebook users called for a "Robot Boycott."

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Young union activists quiz top leaders, plan networks

WASHINGTON (PAI)--In a scene that one postal worker from Chicago said was unlike any other union conclave he ever attended.

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Truckers find their voice on Twitter

One of the most influential truckers on Twitter is TruckerDesiree, who has 5,786 followers and is a whistleblower on truck driving school scams.

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Texting 32BJ contract talks could read “We r on strk”

NEW YORK-From the dawn of capitalism, working people have had to battle constantly for better wages, working conditions and quality of life. Now workers have gained a new tool against their bosses: texting.

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Arrow truck drivers abandoned by company but not by fellow drivers

It was days before Christmas when 1,400 truck drivers got the news. Their employer, Arrow Trucking, suspended its operations, leaving them high and dry just before the holiday.

Labor & community activists converge @Organizing 2.0

NEW YORK -- Several hundred labor organizers, community organizers and progressive technologists gathered here Dec. 6 for the Organizing 2.0 Conference.

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