The year 2011 should serve as a reminder of how far the U.S. has come on job safety issues - and how far it has yet to go.
Republican congressional opposition to a rule covering union elections among airline and railroad workers led to a partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration and the layoff of 4,000 FAA workers at midnight on July 22.
The epidemic of corporate greed sweeping our nation is alive and well on the Great Lakes.
An accident at a uranium-processing plant in Metropolis, Ill, shows the danger of using scab labor in a plant that requires sophisticated and trained workers.
After a ten-year struggle, 40,000 workers at 450 airports across the nation are celebrating today after choosing the AFGE as their union and sole bargaining agent.
NEW YORK (March 25) - Thousands of New Yorkers marked the 100th anniversary of the worst industrial accident in city history - the deadly Triangle Shirtwaist fire - with a ceremony at the site where 146 garment workers died.
WASHINGTON (PAI) - A half-day-long Capitol Hill commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Company fire drew uncomfortable parallels with conditions facing workers today. The fire in Manhattan killed 146 young immigrant workers, almost all of them women.
Bill Samuel, the AFL-CIO legislative director, explains the new math on Capitol Hill and in state houses around the country, and its impact on labor's agenda.
Corporations officially unveiled loads of pet projects, wish-lists, and regulations they want axed during a hearing held by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The labor movement says it's corporate arm-twisting of lawmakers on the issue of regulations.
Mine workers welcome Obama's plan to make it easier in cracking down on coal companies that are constant safety violators. However specific rules need to be enforced in order to further erode the systemic problem, unions say.