Labor News

OSHA fines firms who sent exploited foreign students to Hershey plant

OSHA hit two firms that exploited foreign students at a Hershey candy plant with job safety violations and fines totaling $288,000.

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AFL-CIO revamps website to feature workers more prominently

Calling its old website static and often confusing to navigate, the AFL-CIO, after a year of work, revamped its site.

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Former Massey security director sentenced in Upper Big Branch case

Massey Energy's former security director was sentenced to three years in prison for lying to federal investigators and destroying documents.

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The IWW legacy

Occupy Wall Street and the other anti-capitalist forces could find no greater inspiration than the Industrial Workers of the World.

U.S.-Mexico labor alliance calls for end to persecution of Mexican workers

Trade unionists from swore mutual support and solidarity for the struggle of Mexico's workers to fight neoliberal economic policies.

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Workers who staged second plant takeover face new challenge

A group of determined Chicago workers who captured the attention of a nation three years ago when they took over their plant.

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Steelworkers rally in solidarity with Mexican miners (with video)

Steelworkers led a rally including union members, along with faith-based, community and occupy activists last Saturday, Feb. 25, in solidarity with the Mexican miners.

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Autoworkers say: Let Romney go bankrupt

Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney came to town Friday, but autoworkers were in no mood to give him a free pass.

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AFL-CIO leader champions day laborers’ quest for humane immigration reform

Many, undocumented, risked arrest and possible deportation. But they would not be deterred in their quest.

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