Labor News


Project launched to put raising minimum wage on state ballots

The Fairness Project was launched today to help raise the minimum wage through ballot initiatives in states, cities, and counties across the nation.


Survey results reveal working women’s health info needs

Working women most want information on diet and nutrition, fitness and exercise, and issues around aging.


In most states, even $15 an hour is not enough

Workers nationwide have been campaigning for a $15 hourly "living wage," but a new think tank report says that in most states, $15 is not enough.


Groups battle "Jim Crow" segregation in restaurant industry

A joint project of ROC United and the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights will establish a programmatic intervention to confront this issue.


Advanced Skills Workforce Center: "Diversity within the trade"

 "This is a profession. This is a career. This is the best thing that's ever happened to me."


Maryland elected officials decry Safeway supermarket’s corporate greed

"We built a union, the company's moving out to get rid of it. It's an example of the redistribution of wealth from workers to the corporate class."


Graduate students at private universities rally for union rights

The students say they plan to continue to rally and build coalition until their status as skilled laborers is recognized.


Labor questionnaires show Dem hopefuls agree on many major issues

Clinton and Sanders largely agree on issues ranging from labor law reform to rebuilding infrastructure to changing education law.


Restaurant work abuse: an unpalatable plate

So what can you the consumer do to help end restaurant worker abuses?


Workers take seats at the table at White House summit

Summit participants responded with sustained applause when Sarita Gupta, executive director of Jobs with Justice, said "the strongest form of workers' voice is having a union on the job."

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