D.C. taxi drivers join Teamsters

In the latest instance of a group of low-wage, hard-to-organize workers banding together and joining unions, taxi drivers in Washington, D.C., are joining Teamsters Local 922.


Perez: Cut poverty? Among other things, strengthen unions

"Any anti-poverty approach must raise up the rights of workers to join a union and bargain collectively for higher wages and better working conditions."


Unionized carwash workers in New York win first contracts

The three-year pacts cover workers at the Webster Car Wash and WCA/Rico Pobre Car Wash in the Bronx and the Jomar Car Wash and Sutphin Car Wash in Queens.


Teamsters score big organizing gains, go “kosher” too!

A string of recent Teamsters organizing victories has added almost 800 new members in seven locations in the last few months. 


North American Labor History Conference showcases Detroit

Duncan said the intent of the project was to insure "voices from the past are not lost."


SEIU’S Henry: Half of jobs to be low-wage by 2020

"When the airport opened, they were all well-paying jobs; now they're all minimum wage, with no benefits and many are contracted out."


Today in labor history: 40 hour week and minimum wage

October 24 marks events in two of the most significant struggles by workers in U.S. history: for shorter hours and better wages.


Labor expanding vehicle to open membership to everyone

The AFL-CIO and its Working America affiliate announced Oct. 23 that the affiliate will expand its operations to all 50 states within five years.


International unions demand freedom for top Colombian labor

International union organizations are joining a drive to free top Colombian labor leader Huber Ballesteros "without delay."


Letter carrier honored for heroism and humanity

"From the first day I put the uniform on, I knew it was the job I wanted to retire from."

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