"Companies that choose to outsource American call center jobs overseas should forfeit their eligibility for federal financial assistance."
The first general strike in Canadian history was held in Vancouver on this day in 1918, organized as a 1-day political protest against the killing of draft evader and labor activist Albert "Ginger" Goodwin.
Today in 2009, the U.S. minimum wage rose 70 cents from $6.55 to $7.25. Low-wage workers struggled mightily for that meager increase.
The pact was negotiated behind closed doors with a D.C. think tank partially funded by Walmart, without any input from workers or unions, here or in Bangladesh.
Advocates for workers' rights are ramping up pressure to include stronger provisions to protect guest workers from abuse in any new immigration reform legislation.
WASHINGTON (PAI) - Backed by strong statements from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and Service Employees President Mary Kay Henry, dozens of local union leaders from around the nation descended on Capitol Hill starting on June 12 for a big push for comprehensive immigration reform.
DEARBORN, Mich. - Three weeks ago, 400 fast food workers across Metro Detroit shocked their employers by walking off the job demanding a living wage of $15.00 an hour.
CHICAGO - A protest outside the West Loop Walmart store here was only one of countless demonstrations that broke out today across the country in support of striking workers at the world's biggest retail giant.
Today in labor history, silk workers held a one-time performance of Paterson Strike Pageant at Madison Square Garden in 1913.
California labor and social justice groups are throwing down the gauntlet to Walmart during a two-week statewide tour to protest the giant retailer's abuse of taxpayers and workers alike.