Labor News

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Domestic workers see gains, yet struggle for decent work

"I do housework, cooking, gardening, take care of the children," said domestic worker Amma, who is forced to sleep in a garage; "I receive insults like, 'You are an animal.'"

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Coalition forms to combat wage theft in Minnesota

The new wage theft coalition will focus on identifying and implementing solutions.

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Wage theft, labor law-breaking force L.A. port truckers into another strike

Can you imagine working five weeks in a row and earning nothing?

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Maryland enacts tough equal pay law

The new law protects poor women, women of color, and transgender individuals from discrimination.

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High court upholds Seattleā€™s $15 minimum wage ordinance

The U.S. Supreme Court has handed a judicial win - even if only in one big city - to the "Fight for 15 and a union" movement.

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California janitors ready to strike

Over 20,000 janitors statewide call for a strike against unfair labor practices by janitorial companies who contract with some of the most high-priced real estate owners.

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Low-paid workers stage another mass walkout

The protests attracted hundreds of thousands of people in 320 cities, including unionists who back the low-paid workers. 

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Lilly Ledbetter tells union women about ongoing struggle for equal pay

Despite some gains in recent years, women still face a tough road to equal pay.

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NY state raises minimum wage to $15, enacts paid family leave

An increasing list of states, tired of GOP-ordered dysfunction in D.C., have raised their minimums.

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Even before new $15/hour minimum wage signed, California workers celebrated

The celebrations began early, even as California's new minimum wage law was still racing through the state legislature last week.

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