Labor News


On anniversary of free trade deal, Colombian workers face turning point

After decades of displacement, war and poverty, workers in Colombia face the possibility of a better life.


May Day, a day for international labor solidarity

What made May 1st special was the broad cross section of Michigan labor and faith leaders who proudly celebrated May Day.


May Day 2013: Workers march all over the world

May Day demonstrations here and across the nation today are part of global demonstrations involving tens of millions on every continent.


Environmental and union leaders say unity is a must

Unionists and environmentalists face common enemies - in corporate suites and Congress.


One of the nation's longest lockouts comes to an end

Union workers at American Crystal Sugar plants in Minnesota, North Dakota and Iowa expect to return to work soon now that they approved a contract last Saturday.


Fast food workers walk out, seek living wages, union recognition

Thousands of New York City fast food workers staged a second one-day walkout from their jobs.


Workers say city services are vital to public safety

 City workers gathered in front of City Hall April 2 with a message for City Council members starting to discuss a new two-year budget.


Sixteen arrested in W.Va. after 11,000 march on Patriot Coal

The actions, organized by UMWA, were in support of the union's campaign to save health care for retired miners and win better wages, benefits and working conditions for miners on the job.


Missouri state workers lobby day

"They want to take away your right to support your union. They don't want us to be here."


Paperworkers end strike, resume talks with Nippon

Union paperworkers walked their picket line round-the-clock last week demanding that Nippon Paper resume "good faith" contract talks. They ended the walkout when the company came back to the bargaining table.

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