Labor News


Taken for a ride: temp agencies and ‘raiteros’ in immigrant Chicago

Temp agencies and their corporate giant clients continue to profit off of low-wage, immigrant workers as this investigative report from ProPublica shows.


Why picket lines matter

I spent so much time on picket lines as a kid that when I thought my dad's rules were too strict, I would run to build a sign on a stick and try to talk the neighbor kids into marching around the house with me.


Walmart workers sue for unpaid wages

The other shoe - the legal one - has dropped in Wal-Mart's constant low pay and bad benefits for its workers.


Restaurant has to pay wages it stole from employee

Workers in transparent rain ponchos hand out pale yellow fliers to people preparing to enter Lee Kan's Asian Grill in the Collierville Shopping Center.


RWDSU launches campaign for NYC car wash workers after devastating report

RWDSU is launching a campaign to bring workers' rights - including the right to organize - to some 5,000 car wash workers in New York City.


Paid sick days the law now in Seattle

Seattle's mayor signed the historic bill Friday. Every worker in the city, depending upon his or her conditions of employment, is now guaranteed five to nine sick days per year.

Shop Talk: saving jobs, preventing disasters and more

Not paid at all for three pay periods, 3,750 jobs saved at Kansas City plant, Union credited with saving 700 jobs in Indiana, He wants working families to pay, Coal mine disaster 'preventable'


Workers fight back vs. wage theft

Low wage workers and their supporters gathered on the steps of San Francisco  City Hall Nov. 18 to mark the National Day of Action Against Wage Theft.


New report highlights wage theft, bad working conditions

The San Francisco-based Chinese Progressive Association last month released a far-reaching report on the problems faced by restaurant workers in  Chinatown.


Workers fight back vs. wage theft

SAN FRANCISCO - "Wage theft" may not yet be a household word, but it's a constant, dismal reality for millions across the U.S.

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