Labor News


Fed up with “Walmart wages,” Alabama auto parts plant goes union

"Jobs in the auto industry helped build America's middle class, but today they are adding to the nation's low-wage crisis."


Rev. Barber: Voting rights fight is do or die for labor

"The labor rights and voting rights movements are interconnected - we must be smart enough to hook up; if we do, we can change this nation."


Labor communicators spotlight “uprising” in the South

"The movement for social and economic justice is growing faster in the South than anywhere else in the U.S."


LCLAA report advocates Latino organizing, workers centers

Labor's Council for Latin American Advancement is advocating "strategic investment" in organizing Latinos and more use and promotion of workers' centers.


Alaska hotel workers hang tough with Sheraton, Hilton boycotts

For Alaskan hotel workers, instead of battling weather and wilderness, they have been locked in a lengthy campaign for decent wages.


UAW: Chrysler pact gradually eliminates two-tier wages

A tentative contract features gradual elimination of the system that the Detroit 3 automakers instituted after hitting the financial rocks during the Great Recession.


Job fatalities rise in construction, oil, and gas

"Far too many people are still killed on the job -- 13 workers every day taken from their families tragically and unnecessarily."


Unions lobby lawmakers to prevent government shutdown

With another government shutdown looming, federal workers' unions are advising their members on how to cope with a sudden halt to their paychecks.


At Legislative Conference, jobs for all is the priority

The workshop on full employment at the 45th Annual Legislative Conference of the CBCF was the most important one of all.


Radical roots of the great grape strike

Fifty years ago, the great grape strike started in Delano, when Filipino pickers walked out of the fields on September 8, 1965.

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