Labor News

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Media fingerpointing occurs on the docks

Sometimes the conventional narrative the media tell about a news story feels so wrong I can't stand it.

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Teachers union leaders split as panel starts rewriting education law

Leaders of the nation's two large teachers' unions are split on a bipartisan effort by a key Senate committee to rewrite the federal aid-to-education law.

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Berkeley demonstration for $15 at site of 60’s Free Speech Movement

Low wage workers were joined by dozens of area unions and community organizations in a massive demonstration for $15 and a union.

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Miners and farmers challenge Mexico’s copper giant

"The government and Grupo Mexico are making history but backwards, taking away the right to strike and the right to industrial safety."

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Housekeepers on strike at Chicago’s Monaco Hotel

"I love my job, but it has been very difficult. I clean sixteen rooms every day. When I get home from work I feel pain all over my body."

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Unions and environmentalists descend on DC to oppose fast track

The TPP would give firms and investors "rights and privileges" that make it safer to take production overseas to low-wage, labor and human rights violators.

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AFL-CIO launches six-figure ad campaign to stop Fast Track

As soon as Congress introduces Trade Promotion Authority, the AFL-CIO will launch a massive six figure advertising campaign.

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Unions make LA ground zero for raise the wage movement

Californians, from Berkeley to San Diego, were out in force in yesterday's Global Day of Action to raise the wage.

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The nation rallies today for $15 and a union!

Strikes, marches, and rallies are happening coast to coast today in hundreds of towns and cities.

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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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