Labor News

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Seattle Teamsters local to organize Uber, Lyft drivers after city council vote

Teamsters Local 117 in Seattle will step up its efforts to unionize Uber and Lyft drivers.

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CLUW convention delegates to use health info to empower union women

"When women have access to quality health information, they live longer, are more productive and have better quality lives."

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Las Vegas Trump hotel workers vote to unionize

"My coworkers and I need fair wages, good benefits, and job security at the Trump Las Vegas."

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Today in history: Blacklisted writer Dalton Trumbo is born

Writer Dalton Trumbo was born on this day 110 years ago. He won two Academy Awards while blacklisted.

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Despite vicious opposition, Chattanooga workers are unionizing

In the face of corporation opposition, skilled workers at the Volkswagen plant voted for UAW to become their collective bargaining representative, a step toward unionization of the whole plant.

 

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Blankenship verdict: guilty on misdemeanor, innocent on felony charges

The conspiracy charge is a misdemeanor that carries a maximum of one-year in jail and possible fines amounting to twice the financial gain resulting from the safety conspiracy.

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Walmart hired Lockheed-Martin, asked FBI to spy on activist workers

The spying was contained in documents filed with the NLRB in a case that OURWalmart -- an employee group to improve pay and working conditions -- filed with the agency.

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Dallas marchers stress climate and wage justice

On Black Friday, we marched from the City Place Target to the Uptown Walmart to add our voices and actions to the nationwide "Fight for $15!"

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Unions to lobby for "energy democracy" at Paris climate talks

Unions worldwide will make sure the voices and needs of working people are included in the UN Climate Change Summit in Paris: The ITUC will lobby negotiators and leaders of 190 countries.

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Walmart workers begin Thanksgiving and Black Friday strikes with fasting

Angry about having to go to food pantries to feed their families, Walmart workers across the country are fasting during the days leading up to Thanksgiving and Black Friday.

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