Labor News

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LA women on hunger strike for $15 at mayor's door

"We are bringing this fight to the doors of the mayor and city council members, telling them what they are proposing is not enough."

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Low wage workers rally at Connecticut state capitol

The beautiful, sunny day put an extra spring in the steps of the protesters who chanted, "What do we want? -  15!, When do we want it - Now!"

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Miners and farmers challenge Mexico’s copper giant

"The government and Grupo Mexico are making history but backwards, taking away the right to strike and the right to industrial safety."

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Housekeepers on strike at Chicago’s Monaco Hotel

"I love my job, but it has been very difficult. I clean sixteen rooms every day. When I get home from work I feel pain all over my body."

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Today in labor history: The 1968 Memphis sanitation strike ends

On this date in 1968, the Memphis Sanitation Strike came to an end.

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Unions make LA ground zero for raise the wage movement

Californians, from Berkeley to San Diego, were out in force in yesterday's Global Day of Action to raise the wage.

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The nation rallies today for $15 and a union!

Strikes, marches, and rallies are happening coast to coast today in hundreds of towns and cities.

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Parables for organizers: Don Tormey and the plane crash

Tormey's parable of union leadership: "The most important person on the plane became a passenger who was a union organizer; why her?"

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Steelworkers' Gerard rules out GOP presidential hopefuls

Steelworkers are known for their political savvy and impressive organizing around political and economic issues.

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Strapped single mom gets a lift from LA union members

"We were all proud to help her; We know that this young woman is one of thousands who are exploited by corporations that put profits before people."

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