Labor News

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AFL-CIO leaders push presidential candidates on labor’s Raising Wages Agenda

"It's a sign of the times and how important the fight is that five major presidential candidates would come here in a 24-hour period."

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AFL-CIO adds single-payer insurance to its Raising Wages campaign

 Union leaders passed a resolution that calls upon the AFL-CIO to add a demand for single-payer heath insurance to the federation's Raising Wages campaign.

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Today in labor history: Fast-food workers strike for $15 in seven U.S. cities

Fast food workers walked off their jobs and demonstrated in the thousands for a higher paycheck - $15 an hour.

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Abolition of two-tier wage system tops UAW bargaining with GM

"A society built on low-wage jobs does not deliver purchasing power."

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Jeb cracks the whip: work longer and harder!

Jeb Bush, a boy born to wealth and privilege, lectured last week that Americans should work longer hours.

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St. Louis minimum wage hike threatened

Meanwhile, the GOP majority in the legislature is pushing HB722, to ban cities and counties from raising the minimum wage on their own.

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Teamsters score big win in Southern California

The win is the biggest in the history of Teamsters Joint Council 42, which covers Southern California, Nevada and Hawaii.

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Obama announces new overtime pay rule

Overturning a cutback the GOP Bush Administration instituted a decade ago, Obama announced a new overtime pay rule on June 30.

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New Haven march calls for hiring to end jobs crisis

Every neighborhood and many unions rallied together behind the banner of New Haven Rising for good jobs for city residents. 

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Why 2016 is all about raising pay

How has the middle class dissolved and childhood poverty risen while we continue to create more millionaires and billionaires?

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