Labor News


Today in labor history: Hormel meatpackers launch historic 1985 strike

The strike became a bitter conflict that galvanized workers' support from around the country and internationally.


AFL-CIO puts spotlight on wage efforts in Twin Cities

Ongoing campaigns to raise wages and improve working conditions in the Twin Cities are drawing national attention.


Today in history: Social Security celebrates 80th birthday

On this date 80 years ago, in 1935, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt deepened and expanded the New Deal by signing into law the Social Security Act.


Today in labor history: NYC subway workers show their muscle

Eighty years ago, TWU president Mike Quill and his union colleagues were jumped by thugs as they made their way to union headquarters.


White House threatens to veto GOP anti-VA worker bill

If HR1994 becomes law, the VA would in essence return to the spoils system of the 1800s, where bosses could fire workers for political reasons - or none at all.


Steelworkers become first union to back Iran nuclear curbs deal

"The USW supports the Iran deal because it would enhance national and global security as well as benefit the U.S. economy."


Add Chris Christie – again – to the list of union-bashers

Add New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to the lengthening list of GOP presidential hopefuls who are open and vocal union-bashers.


Steelworkers, top firms at odds as contract deadline approaches

Steelworkers and the nation's top steel companies are at odds in negotiations as the deadline for a new contract approaches.


Today in labor history: Reagan fires air traffic controllers

"After 1981, Reagan and his followers willingly donned the mantle of union-busters." The firing of air traffic controllers was just the beginning.


Report: Unemployment insurance fails workers with volatile schedules

In many service sector jobs, including food service and retail, workers often experience volatile schedules that wildly fluctuate from week-to-week and wreak havoc on their lives.

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