Labor News

Raley’s workers back on the job after 10-day strike

After 15 months of negotiations the United Food and Commercial Workers called "highly contentious," and a ten-day strike.

Bakery Workers say Hostess lies, CEO threatens closure

Faced with a threat by Hostess' CEO to close the bankrupt company and liquidate it, the Bakery Workers are denouncing his "lies" and hanging tough.


Union leaders map post-election plans

Fresh off of a consequential U.S. election, union leaders started planning future legislative priorities for the labor movement.


Labor board lowers the boom on water company

Saying American Water Works broke labor law, a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) official ordered the firm to restore retiree health benefits.


Orlando rallies for fired Walmart worker

Local worker allies held an action at an Orlando-area Walmart store to bring attention to another instance of retaliation against a Walmart "associate."


Jesse Jackson among 14 arrested at Bain-owned Illinois plant

For facing down attempts to curb their free speech rights, 14 people were arrested yesterday evening when they marched on the Bain-owned Sensata.


Today in labor history: The 40-hour workweek

On October 24, 1940 the 40-hour workweek went into effect under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The new law had been signed by President Roosevelt in 1938.


Charges filed after Bain-owned Sensata threatens immediate shutdown

Unfair labor practice charges were filed with the NLRB after the Bain-owned company threatened to shut the plant if workers continue efforts to stop outsourcing.


Sensata workers, job losses, to star in new film

The workers, who will lose their jobs to China thanks to Mitt Romney's Bain Capital, will star in a new film about their struggle.


Labor going all out as election nears

Unions are on full mobilization status as they rev up their final push in the 2012 election battle.

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