Labor News


U.S. call to support striking farmworkers in Baja California, Mexico

The UFW is calling for putting pressure on the giant Driscoll Company in solidarity with the striking workers.


Protesters serve notice to McDonald’s shareholders: $15 and union

The demonstrators had a single-minded determination to send a message to McDonald's on the eve of its stockholders meeting.


Katrina smashed New Orleans, now SCOTUS smashes its teachers

The quest of 7,500 fired New Orleans teachers and school staffers for back pay and damages ended in a loss at the Supreme Court.


Restaurant workers crash the “other” NRA’s trade show

Restaurant workers loudly cried in protest, "$2.13 is not the American Dream," at the National Restaurant Association's trade show.


Pension plans at stake in Bricklayers dispute

In current negotiations, the management trustees of the union's pension propose to radically change the union's pension plan.


Retirees rally at Ohio commission hearing

Hundreds of retirees and their supporters rallied in connection with hearings held by the White House Commission on Aging.


Illinois, New Jersey high courts hit cuts of public workers pensions

The two cases show that unions can defend their pensions - pensions which often make up for artificially lowered pay.


Union leaders, lawmakers, mayors unveil Progressive Agenda

Saying "we need to reward work, not wealth," the group unveiled a massive grassroots campaign for "A Progressive Agenda."


Postal Workers, customers to hold nationwide protests May 14

APWU members will rally in over 85 cities for improved postal services and to protect good, living-wage jobs.


Senate sidetracks fast-track for TPP - for now

Union leaders hailed the Senate vote, which forces senators to postpone the debate on fast-track until after the Memorial Day recess.

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