Labor News

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Court rules in favor of Michigan collective bargaining vote

A proposal to preserve collective bargaining rights for Michigan workers must be placed on the November ballot, the state's Court of Appeals has ruled.

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Hostess hits workers with ultimatum

Management at bankrupt Hostess products - maker of Twinkies, cupcakes, Wonder Bread and other baked goods - hit its unions with a "last, best" offer.

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Labor mounts drive to protect Latino vote

They're joined in their drive by other progressive groups, Hispanic groups - such as La Familia Vota - and labor allies.

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“No justice, no pizza,” says AFL-CIO

The AFL-CIO has endorsed a nationwide boycott of Palermo's Pizza in response to the company's "blatant disregard of its workers' choice to form a union."

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Labor launching America’s Second Bill of Rights

After years of defending itself against wave after wave of attacks, the labor movement seems to be mounting a full scale counter-offensive this summer.

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AT&T workers strike to protest unfair labor practices

The workers have been in contract negotiations since February, and are working under a contract that expired in April.

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Supporters rally for striking Houston janitors in 17 cities

Support for striking Houston janitors mushroomed all over the country yesterday.

Court kills, for now, NLRB attempt to speed union elections

A federal district judge in D.C. has turned down the request to reconsider and reverse his prior ruling.

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Workers cry out for higher minimum wage

From Pittsburgh to Peoria to Portland and from Washington to Detroit, workers came out this week to demand a hike in the federal minimum wage.

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Free trade pact yields few gains for Colombian workers

One year after the controversial U.S.-Colombian "free trade agreement", workers' rights have improved on paper, but very little on the ground.

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