Labor News


Today in Labor History: Miners' union formed

It was the first attempt to found a national miner's union.


NLRB overturns union-busting policy

In a landmark decision the National Labor Relations Board threw out a 50-year precedent and took away a powerful weapon employers have had.


Interfaith group urges vigils for Walmart supply chain workers

The same weekend as U.S. Walmart workers went on a Black Friday strike 112 garment workers were killed in a fire in Bangladesh.


"Unfinished Business": Unique exhibit presents domestic workers' stories

She needed a notebook more than food. It would save her sanity and soul.


Time to repeal Taft-Hartley

It is one of those ironies of history that on December 10, 1948 the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.


Workers target Wawa supermarket for better wages, working conditions

About 40 farmworker allies targeted the Wawa store in an action in solidarity with Farm Labor Organizing Committee (AFL-CIO) - and workers on tobacco farms in North Carolina.


Union fights to save Cleveland paper

 The Newspaper Guild Local 1 is conducting a spirited campaign to Save The Plain Dealer, the city's only daily newspaper.


San Jose marches to demand Hyatt give workers a voice

This action was part of a national week of actions that began Dec 12. at Hyatt headquarters in Chicago.


Today in Labor History: First ever sit-down strike

On this day in 1906, the first ever sit-down strike in American history took place at the General Electric plant in Schenectady, N.Y.


Minnesota lockouts don’t stop holiday music

Symphony halls will be full as orchestra musicians - many who are members of American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (AFM) - fill the air with holiday-themed concerts.

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