Labor News


To raise wages in Panama, dockers join a U.S. union

In Panama they call longshore pay "hunger wages." Workers' families live below the government's own poverty line, and some families literally go hungry.


Senate ‘vote-a-rama’ produces few wins for workers

And the wins workers got, on amendments denouncing USPS cuts and advocating paid family and medical leave, may only be symbolic.


Students declare national boycott of Wendy's

The student-led boycott will be launched at Ohio State University and will snowball over the coming months as dozens more universities adopt it.


USW reaches tentative deal with oil industry

The Steelworkers have reached a tentative agreement on a new four-year contract with Shell as a pattern agreement for the rest of the industry.


Organizers say it's possible to grow unions in the South

People remember Norma Rae, whose iconic struggle to organize a union at J.P. Stevens in the 1970's in Roanoke, N.C. was the stuff of a major Hollywood movie.


Silicon Valley rises up for low-wage workers

Over 200 labor, religious, and community activists packed historic McDonnell Hall here today to launch Silicon Valley Rising.


Negotiate now or face a strike, say L.A. teachers

Red shirts filled LA's Grant Park last Thursday, across the street from City Hall, in a rally of educators, students, and parents.


Shuler challenges labor movement on promoting women to leadership

AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler, the highest-ranking woman in the U.S. labor movement, is challenging her colleagues to promote more women to top jobs.


Labor leaders halt political contributions until after fast-track vote

Uunion presidents have decided to condition labor's voluntary political contributions to lawmakers on their fast-track votes, at least for now.


Wisconsin governor swings budget axe

A massive fight-back has already begun, and even some long-time Republican legislators are questioning the wisdom of the Walker budget.

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