Labor News


Pro-union panelists call for labor outreach to blacks and youth

"Our issues can be overcome.  Diversity is a great strength."


Today in labor history: Power blackout saps Northeast

On this day in 2003, the Northeast of the United States and Canada experienced a massive blackout, which affected 50 million people.


Philadelphia charter school teachers rally for unionization

"Having the support of parents, alumni, teachers, and community groups means so much. We are forming a union to provide a better education for our students."


Painters uncover serious lead poisoning threat to St. Louis kids

The St. Louis city school system hired the prime contractor, Raineri Construction, to renovate the two schools where there are special facilities for pregnant teens.


Chicago rail workers to vote on joining IWW

Mobile Rail fired three workers on July 26 and 29 after they complained to OSHA about job safety problems. All are IWW supporters. 


Miners' protest against Peabody continues despite settlement

The union is continuing its fight for retired miners and their families in the courts, in Congress and through community action.


Today in labor history: Seattle Post-Intelligencer strike takes place

The Post-Intelligencer is owned by the Hearst Corporation, which, at the time, was notorious for anti-unionism and anti-communism.


Walmart workers group happy about deal imposed on retail giant

"This settlement will help keep thousands of exposed Walmart workers safe and healthy on the job."


United Mine Workers of America reaches settlement with Patriot Coal

"After several weeks of nearly around-the-clock negotiations, I believe we have reached something that can be taken to the membership for ratification."


Lawmakers hit offshoring of call center jobs

"Companies that choose to outsource American call center jobs overseas should forfeit their eligibility for federal financial assistance."

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