Labor News

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Workers flying high after major organizing wins

Workers across the country have stood up in the past month to fight for better wages and working conditions.

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Parables for organizers: Don Tormey and the plane crash

Tormey's parable of union leadership: "The most important person on the plane became a passenger who was a union organizer; why her?"

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Roadblocks to organizing in a revived economy

With wages flatlining and the middle class shrinking, why is union membership in decline?

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Unions ride the wave of low-wage worker organizing

Workers caught the nation's attention by saying "Enough is enough!" to low wages, lousy working conditions and lack of rights.

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El Super grocery workers in LA demand fair contract

El Super grocery workers are urging consumers to boycott their employer, a chain of supermarkets located primarily in Latino neighborhoods.

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Los Angeles-Long Beach port truckers again forced to strike

Short-haul truckers at the nation's largest port again had to strike over terrible working conditions and employer exploitation.

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NLRB rejects right-to-work crowd’s attempt to use health care ruling vs. union drive

The case involves the SEIU's attempt to organize contingent faculty at Pacific Lutheran University.

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Labor Secretary boosts unions, praises new models of organizing

For Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, unions are responsible for creating and sustaining the middle class, and represent what's right with the U.S.

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Groundbreaking 1984 strike inspires organizing today

Despite current battles brewing, Yale's new president, Peter Salovey, came by to shake hands with each of the workers, recognizing the respect they had won in the hard fought 1984 battle.

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Election is biggest union organizing victory in the South in decades

New American Airlines passenger service agents vote big for union representation.

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