Labor News


First Energy: Locks out workers, blacks out customers

It was just after sunrise only three days before Thanksgiving, that security guards clamped locks on the gates at FirstEnergy in central Pennsylvania, barring 150 workers from their jobs.


At Nissan and beyond, workers' rights are civil rights

Thanks to the works of those who came before us, this new generation is equipped with the knowledge of how to make change, and it is become more and more apparent what we need to fight for.




Today in labor history: SNCC founder Julian Bond was born

Today people from around the country and globe are wishing the long time civil rights giant, Julian Bond, a very happy birthday.


Teamsters at UPS Freight voting on new pact

Teamsters leaders hope the second time will be the charm as 13,000 members who work for UPS Freight cast ballots on Jan. 11-12 on a new five-year contract.


Labor and allies turn up heat on GOP over jobless benefits

Organized labor and its allies have turned to public pressure to push resurrection of the benefits through a hostile GOP majority in the U.S. House.


Campaign intensifies to free Iranian trade unionists

CODIR says it regards the current period as an important opportunity to put effective pressure on the government of President Hassan Rouhani.


Republicans leave unemployed #OutInTheCold

Heavy lobbying efforts were underway to extend unemployment insurance for the more than 1 million long-term jobless.


St. Louis unions giving to charities big time

When Americans think of labor unions, they think of union members campaigning for causes. But unions are a lot more, and their charity efforts in the St. Louis area show it.


IAM Boeing workers narrowly approve 8-year contract extension

Machinists who work for Boeing in the Puget Sound area, around Portland, Ore., and in Wichita, Kansas, narrowly approved an eight-year contract extension with Boeing.


More than 400,000 New Jerseyans get a raise January 1

New Jersey is one of the 13 states that saw a bump in the minimum wage starting Jan. 1.The minimum wage became $8.25, up one dollar from $7.25.

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