Labor News

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-vvawearlydc466x323.jpg

Today in labor history: end of the "Vietnam era"

On May 7, 1975, President Gerald R. Ford formally declared an end to the "Vietnam era."

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-mkh520x300.jpg

SEIU's Henry: Unions need new approaches to attract youth

The nation's unions need new approaches to recruit and retain younger workers, Service Employees President Mary Kay Henry says.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-Raulche2.jpg

Today in labor history: Popular Socialist Youth formed

On November 18, 1944 in Cuba, the Popular Socialist Youth was founded, as a continuation of the Cuban Revolutionary Youth.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-longview2003school1911strike.jpg

Today in labor history: School children strike in Wales

During August and September of 1911 there were strikes by schoolchildren in at least 62 towns and cities, showing the huge impact the rail strike had within working-class communities.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-worthmore520x320.gif

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

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

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-VivianMaloneregistering520x300.jpg

Today in labor history: University of Alabama desegregated

Fifty years ago today, two Black students, James Hood and Vivian Malone, walked through the doors of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-trumka13.jpg

Trumka: AFL-CIO to undergo wide-scale revamp

The revamp will meet the conditions of changing workplaces, extend labor's reach, and shift its emphasis within the federation to more inter-union and regional cooperation.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-students-taxi.jpg

New York mayor’s disregard for kids forces strike

Bloomberg's threat to kids' safety while riding school buses forced some 8,000 drivers, mechanics and school bus matrons to strike.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-teachers-out2.jpg

Chicago teachers: “Assault on public education needs to end here”

"We didn't start this fight; the assault on public education started here and it needs to end here," declared Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teachers Union.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-march6.jpg

Youth march for jobs and to end violence

A spirited march of 150 youth and adult supporters stopped downtown traffic to honks of support on Saturday.

1 2 3