Labor News


Household workers demand rights, bang pots and pans, with video

Hundreds banged pots and pans here yesterday to launch a campaign for a Household Workers Bill of Rights.


Unions go public with intent to overhaul their own structure

The AFL-CIO will probe new ways of organizing itself and the broader labor movement and its allies to meet what it says are the changing times.


Trumka: AFL-CIO to undergo wide-scale revamp

The revamp will meet the conditions of changing workplaces, extend labor's reach, and shift its emphasis within the federation to more inter-union and regional cooperation.


AFL-CIO: Unions decline tied to attacks on democracy

Reports showing union membership at an all-time low are of enormous concern at a gathering of the nation's labor leaders. Members of the AFL-CIO executive council see it tied to attacks on democratic rights.


Right to work for less amendment blocked in Virginia

The radical right, big business and GOP coalition that pushes right to work for less legislation suffered a setback in Virginia in late January.


Michigan unions battle private sector right to work law

Disregarding a move by Michigan's GOP governor to take the issue straight to the state Supreme Court, Michigan unions sued to overturn the state's  "right to work" law affecting private sector workers.


Join Days of Action for worker rights in Mexico

Actions in the U.S. will vary from protests to delivering letters to Mexican government consulate offices.


New York school bus drivers and matrons end strike

The NLRB found that Local 1181 had a fair dispute with both the DOE and the bus companies.


Avondale shipyard story could get a happy ending

The long struggle by thousands of Avondale shipyard workers here to save their jobs appears to have been successful.


Labor board chief: We'll enforce labor law, despite court ruling

"The board respectfully disagrees with the decision and believes the president's position in the matter will ultimately be upheld," said NLRB Chairman Mark Pearce.

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