Labor News


Rev. Barber: Voting rights fight is do or die for labor

"The labor rights and voting rights movements are interconnected - we must be smart enough to hook up; if we do, we can change this nation."


Unionists lobby to restore, strengthen Voting Rights Act

"We care about workers' rights, which are in a shambles and are a disgrace, but we can't win these fights if 30 million people can't vote."


Labor launches Forward Baltimore to register 10,000 voters

The campaign will bring out at least 75 percent of newly-registered voters in for the primary elections in April 2016.


Senate ‘vote-a-rama’ produces few wins for workers

And the wins workers got, on amendments denouncing USPS cuts and advocating paid family and medical leave, may only be symbolic.


Remembering: The Woman Suffrage Parade of 1913

The first suffragist demonstration took place in Washington, D.C. on March 3, 1913.


Union democracy preserved: Teamster members retain right to vote

This is another step Teamsters members have taken to move their union away from its sordid past and towards a powerful democratic future.


Today in labor history: SNCC founder Julian Bond was born

Today people from around the country and globe are wishing the long time civil rights giant, Julian Bond, a very happy birthday.


Trumka: Voters said they were “desperate” for new economic life

"The fact of the matter is that people are disillusioned by endless political bickering and eyed these elections with great dispirit."


Last minute election appeal by labor

We're not asking for much, just enough to live our lives. And guys like Scott Walker, Rick Scott, and Mitch McConnell think we don't deserve it.


AFL-CIO rallies Georgia voters for Nov. 4

The AFL-CIO's determination to advance the struggle in southern red electoral states came alive Sunday, Oct. 26, with a Get Out the Vote rally.

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