A new coalition has formed to uphold the California Environmental Quality Act against business-backed attempts to weaken the state's landmark 1970 environmental safety law.
The appointment on March 4, 1933, made Perkins the first female cabinet member in U.S. history. She helped bring about the National Labor Relations Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Social Security Act
Sleazy 'recruiters' lured the workers here with assurances of plenty of money, a status job and U.S. citizenship, but when they got here they became indentured servants
Earlier, Republicans blocked reauthorization because they opposed extending protections to 30 million women who are undocumented immigrants, Native Americans, LGBT, or students on campuses.
One million New Yorkers can't take a day off when they're sick. A bill would make sure they earn paid sick days and would prevent workers from losing their jobs just because they or their children get sick.
Activists picketed the corporate headquarters of Murray Energy in this Cleveland suburb Dec. 17 protesting the anti-labor and right-wing policies of company owner Robert E. Murray.
Candlelight vigils were held nationwide mourning the victims of the Dec. 14 massacre. They promised hope for a national conversation and vows for action on mental health care and gun control.
The Labor Department's Inspector General is still finding holes in enforcement programs of the Mine Safety and Health Administration and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
A high-ranking official at Massey Energy Co, will plead guilty to one misdemeanor count of conspiracy to violate federal mine safety and health standards as part of a plea bargain.