Labor News


Social media and labor: a perfect, and necessary, match

The union members of tomorrow are not going to be reached in the same manner as their predecessors. Twenty-five percent of U.S. voters are no longer watching television


AFL-CIO blasts big business prison profiteers

The nation's prison population exploded from 500,000 to 2.2 million between 1980 and 2011, in the decades since the for-profit business of incarceration was born.


Ethiopian immigrant Tefere Gebre shakes up labor organizing

Gebre's first attempt at union organizing in Orange County was a smashing success. He successfully signed up 400 workers who toiled as sorters of trash.


Today in labor history: 1919 Boston police strike

Nothing fueled the anti-union Red Scare propagandists more than the Boston police strike of 1919.


Orlando unionists organize for more worker power

ORLANDO, Fla. - Even in a state with a "right-to-work" law like Florida, workers still need to join unions and leverage their power by collectively bargaining with employers.


How to build our union movement: Ideas from LA

LOS ANGELES - As the AFL-CIO prepared to open its national convention here, two dozen committed union members and supporters voiced a slew of ideas for revitalizing the U.S. labor movement.


Young workers are hot topic at labor journalists meet

LOS ANGELES - Young workers were the hot topic at a gathering of labor journalists in town to cover what many expect to be an historic AFL-CIO convention next week.


Domestic workers come out of shadows, into labor movement

LOS ANGELES - Maria says she began working for an elderly woman, cleaning her house and preparing her meal, but the duties soon increased yet her wages didn't.


For dignity and higher wages, Walmart workers risk arrest

ORLANDO, Fla. - Seven members and supporters of OUR Walmart, Organization United for Respect at Walmart, were arrested here for blocking an entrance, during a protest at a Walmart in Orange County, Fla., on Sept. 5.


Fight for 15 marchers rally in "right-to-work" Texas

AUSTIN, Texas - Despite temperatures pushing the century mark, striking fast-food workers and their supporters rallied for fair wages in the capital of this so-called "right-to-work" state on Aug. 29.

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