Labor News


Today in labor history: Black workers form national union

African American delegates met in Washington, D.C., to form the Colored National Labor Union.


Agreement reached in LA-Long Beach port clerical workers strike

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union said tentative agreement has been reached between ILWU Local 63's Office Clerical Unit (OCU) and 14 employers.


Locked out sugar workers reject deal for fourth time

This is the fourth time members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers' International Union have voted down an identical offer.


Today in labor history: Oakland general strike

Today in 1946 Oakland California women led a general strike that massed some 140,000 workers.


Over union objection, court rewards failed Hostess execs

A federal bankruptcy judge awarded $1.75 million in bonus payments to the corporate executives who ran Hostess Brands into the ground.


Fast food workers protest low wages, movement catches fire

Low-wage workers with the help of community groups and labor unions are sending a message to the fast food industry.


Jubilant Steelworkers defeat lockout and win gains

A weeklong company lockout at Milbank Manufacturing, a Kansas City, Mo., electrical parts producer, ended when Steelworkers ratified a new contract.


Teamsters confront Bill Gates over sanitation firm’s actions

"It's outrageous that Bill Gates says he supports public health programs, and yet he's the primary owner of a company that locks out its workers."


Ohio city OKs raise for manager, city workers get shafted

The City Council passed a resolution calling on the state to take action against public workers' contracts "so local governments can control their own finances."


Unionists flood Capitol, demand jobs not cuts

The fly-in preceded dozens of rallies and events planned nationwide around the same theme, starting Dec. 1, according to an AFL-CIO website.

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