Labor News

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Chicago teachers prepare for possible strike as students return to school

Chicagoans and union members worry about two major concerns: how the district will access more funds, and how equitably those funds will be spent.

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Striking Walmart workers in China contact U.S. Walmart activists

"We are going to stand our ground," Zhang Liya, a founding member of the workers' network, told the Chinese labor paper.

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Week-long Minnesota nurses strike part of forced walkout in three states

Hospital chains demand that its nurses virtually give up their health insurance; patient safety and quality of patient care are also top issues.

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Wage theft, labor law-breaking force L.A. port truckers into another strike

Can you imagine working five weeks in a row and earning nothing?

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Labor board puts new limits on when employers may permanently replace strikers

Employers must now prove to the NLRB that they aren't replacing striking workers for illegal reasons.

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Covered Bridge potato chip strike ends in “tremendous victory”

Outlasting the boss who said, "Screw you and your f*cking union," potato chip workers in New Brunswick just scored a major win.

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Unions keep up pressure on Verizon

As support spreads nationwide for the 39,000 striking Verizon workers, CWA reveals the company has a massive offshoring operation in the Philippines.

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Verizon strike attracts support in Southern California

The largest such labor action in the U.S. in many years, the strike by Verizon workers taking on corporate greed is now in its fourth week.

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Striking Verizon workers introduce virtual picket line

The 39,000 striking Verizon workers are introducing a new facet to the worker-boss struggle.

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Faculty union at Univ. of Illinois ends strike; contract vote May 5

For many of the non-tenured faculty, the long fought battle has finally proven to be victorious.

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