Unite Here, representing hospitality workers, has reached a deal with Hyatt Hotels, ending a four-year bitter battle involving protests, strikes, civil disobedience and a global boycott against the chain.
On Monday evening, the Senate voted to cut roughly $4 billion from SNAP, more commonly known by its former name, food stamps.
We protested low wages, unattainable benefits, and murderous uncertain working hours.
Wage theft comes through arbitrary employer rulings that workers are "independent contractors." That's a form of fraud that hurts workers, honest employers and governments, too,
Restaurant servers don't receive the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour - they get only $2.13, the federal "tipped minimum wage." That wage has been the same for 21 years.
While watching Romney's speech at the RNC, I couldn't help but think of the courageous members of UNITE HERE Local 1. For nine years they have been on the longest hotel strike in U.S. history.
The AFL-CIO is "strongly against" extending the Bush tax cuts for the top 2 percent of the nation's earners, but fears congressional Democrats may blink on the issue, Legislative Director Bill Samuel says.
A new chapter opened in the long saga of efforts to redevelop the former Oakland Army Base, as the City Council approved guiding principles.
Congress finally passed a two-month extension of long-term unemployment benefits and a Social Security payroll tax cut for workers.
Angry but undaunted, the labor movement called for the “lame duck” Conngress to approve an extension of unemployment benefits before they adjourn for the holidays in December.