Labor News


Long Beach caregivers strike for safer working conditions

Mental health caregivers at La Casa Mental Health Rehabilitation Center in Long Beach, California went on five-day strike last week to protest unfair labor practices.


As health care exchanges near launch, labor braces for impact

Now, four months before the law's mandated state insurance exchanges launch, it appears that while some union members will benefit, others face potential harm.


The labor movement is talking - is the left listening?

All of us on the left who see the importance of strengthening the labor movement need to be fully engaged in this process.


Unions call for National Infrastructure Bank

Rebuilding the U.S.' decaying infrastructure to also counteract climate change will produce good middle class jobs and grow the economy.


Victory for workers at Baltimore Sheraton

The labor movement and its allies are celebrating the restoration of union bargaining rights for hundreds of Sheraton employees.


Ohio unions back fired teacher Carla Hale, LGBT rights

Organized labor has weighed in on the side of LGBT rights in central Ohio, starting with the strong support given to discharged teacher Carla Hale.


Sanders, citing her anti-worker stand, is sole senator vs. Pritzker

Hyatt fired housekeepers, replacing them with out-of-state minimum-wage temps. Unite Here has called a boycott of Hyatt.


What they didn’t tell you about the Twinkies comeback!

The trimmed-down Hostess has a far less costly operating structure than the predecessor company, but workers are no longer unionized.


Today in labor history: “Wobblies” founded in 1905

The Industrial Workers of the World, also known as the "Wobblies," was founded at a 12-day convention in Chicago, June 27, 1905.


New York teachers back Thompson for mayor

This city's huge teachers' union has selected the candidate it prefers in the mayoral race now underway here.

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