Labor News

Filipino American labor marks 45th anniversary of grape strike

The Delano, Calif., grape strike  brought together Filipino American agricultural workers and Mexican American farm workers to form what became the United Farm Workers of America (UFW).

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Woodfin workers celebrate victory

"We are very proud to have fought for living wages and immigrant rights, and we are very happy with this agreement," said Luz, a worker leader.

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Laundry workers expose Cleveland's own "sweat" shop

Think about working in temperatures, upwards of 100 degrees on hot days. Finding used hypodermic needles, human body parts, fluids and excrement, umbilical cords and other biohazard material. No safety harnesses for workers climbing over 10 feet in the air on scissor lifts. Nonexistent water breaks and a minimal amount of fans to cool the facility on extremely hot days. Now think about enduring all of this while earning $8.34 an hour.

Do you make too much money?

Do you, the reader, think you make too much money?Because there are many who think public sector workers do!

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Trumka: The elections will define who we are as a nation

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told national media the elections come down to a stark choice: leaders who stand with workers, versus right-wingers pushing a corporate agenda.

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Non-union workers strike California hotel

In a first for their industry, workers at a non-union hotel went out on a one-day strike Aug. 9 to protest years of being denied the right to take breaks.

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“Fun work experience” turns to nightmare at liquor superstore

"Leading alcoholic beverage-lifestyle" superstore BevMo! offers job-seekers "fun, fast-paced and constantly changing work experiences" - but workers say the reality is different.

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Letter carriers launch drive to save six-day delivery

The Letter Carriers union has launched a major ‘Save Saturday" drive to rescue six-day mail delivery across the U.S. from the jaws of Postal Service budget cut schemes.

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Steelworkers show the way on fair trade

Last week the United Steelworkers union (USW) announced important agreements with two Chinese clean energy companies.

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