Labor News

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Workers win biggest union election in Alabama in ten years

Workers at the Pilgrim's Pride poultry plant here voted last week by a better than two-to-one margin to join the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union.

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Transit union applauds ban on reckless bus firms

The Amalgamated Transit Union is praising the federal government for ordering 26 unsafe bus firms to stop plying the nation's roads.

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Consumer group demands end to sugar lockout

A top pro-labor consumer group asked American Crystal Sugar to resume bargaining with the 1,300 workers the firm locked out 10 months ago.

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In Missouri, some Republicans help stop anti-union push

A dozen or so Republicans signaled their leadership that they wanted no part of the anti-union agenda.

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After Wisconsin, unions say they’re in for the long haul

The nation's union presidents emphasized the positive impact of mobilizing union members nationwide for politics after the bitterly contested Wisconsin recall election.

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Unions hit Romney on equal pay

A Republican minority in the Senate blocked a vote today on equal pay for women after unions and their allies challenged Romney to back the legislation.

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Efforts to slash Illinois public worker pensions collapse

The legislative session was unable to reach an agreement. Gov. Quinn has promised to call a special summer session to pass pension reform legislation.

Urge to lawmakers: Use Trans-Pacific trade pact to favor workers

The AFL-CIO is urging Congress and the Obama administration to use negotiation of the Trans-Pacific Pact to redo U.S. trade policy to support workers.

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Striking workers assail Red Cross “union-avoidance plan”

It tears Red Cross workers up to not be doing the jobs they love. But at some point, they have to protect their own lives and livelihoods too.

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NLRB official orders rerun recognition vote at Target store

Saying Target illegally threatened to close its store if workers won a vote, a judge ordered a rerun election at the 268-worker store.

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