AFGE: GOP senators want to “Walmartize” workforce

Three GOP senators want to "Walmartize" federal workers by eliminating regular pensions for all new hires.


Labor Dept. releases list of “books that shaped work in America”

The U.S. Labor Department has released a fascinating list of "books that shaped work in America."


Unions organizing aid for Philippines, Midwest disasters

The typhoon destroyed several hospitals, along with homes, schools, power lines, bridges and virtually everything else.


Ohio voters make progressive shift

Voters in Cincinnati, Ohio, by huge margin, turned down a tea party initiative that would've wiped out public worker's pensions in that city.


Today in labor history: First-ever U.S. teacher walkout

The "strike for better schools" was intended to reform the way the schools were administered and operated, and also how workers there were treated.


Texas strikers picket Walmart in Black Friday warm-up

Activists and Walmart employees joined together to stage a protest at the Walmart Supercenter in Lancaster, a suburb of Dallas, Nov. 20. 


Workers plan nationwide strikes against "bully" Walmart

"Walmart is just a bully, and people across the country are starting to see the real Walmart, that's why I continue to stand up, because the time for change is now."


Today in labor history: Jack London, writer, socialist, dies at 40

Best known to U.S. readers as the author of Call of the Wild, London also wrote several powerful works dealing with workers, capitalism and socialism - including his famous dystopian novel The Iron Heel.


Truckers support Walmart workers ahead of Black Friday

An early action against the megamonster, known for its always-low wages, always-bad benefits and rampant labor law-breaking, came Nov. 18.


McDonald's tells workers to sell their Christmas gifts for cash

McDonald's won't stop dolling out bizarre "advice" for their employees, including a set of "tips" ranging from stress management techniques to how to get a quick buck.

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