Labor News


Today in labor history: California school workers organize union

On Aug. 9, 1927, 10 school custodians met in Oakland, Calif., to form what was to become the 230,000-member California School Employees Association, representing school support staff throughout the state.


SEIU, AFT join coalition to stop job discrimination vs. gays

"Embedding discrimination against LGBT Americans into our laws and workplaces is not only morally reprehensible, it also makes zero economic sense."


Guild leaders optimistic about new Washington Post and Globe owners

Part of the Guild's optimism comes from the joint announcement by Bezos and current Post management that they intend to extend union contracts at the paper for a year.


Lawmakers probe job safety rules delay

Laws matter. Rules enforcing laws matter. And whether rules are written and enforced, especially for worker safety and health, really matters.


Union locals pledge to halt GOP in 2014 mid-term elections

The GOP momentum spread to states like Wisconsin, where Scott Walker quickly enacted legislation that stripped basic bargaining rights from public employees.


Stories about vulnerable kids take top journalism awards

Stories about some of the world's most vulnerable children, in Afghanistan and Los Angeles, were among the winners of top prizes in The News Guild's annual Heywood Broun Awards competition.


Corporate ineptitude in Navy contract looms over union drive

Corporate ineptitude on a big U.S. Navy shipbuilding contract is looming over the latest organizing drive among Austal shipyard workers there.


Union leaders and allies arrested at Capitol immigration protest

More than 40 immigrant rights, labor, faith, and other leaders were arrested today on Capitol Hill protesting against unjust immigration policies.


Union volunteers dig up a Minnesota graveyard

A mile or so beyond the pavement down a gravel road, the historic Kriedler Cemetery lay nestled in between farm fields and showed the wear of time.

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