Alabama says it can fire workers for telling the truth

In certain circumstances, the state of Alabama says, it can fire or discipline a state worker who tells the truth - even if the truth exposes fraud and corruption.


Mississippi Nissan workers seek State Department help in dealing with company

The UAW and IndustriALL asked the State Department to mediate the battle between the auto giant and workers at its plant who are trying to unionize.


Weak laws let whistleblower at Caterpillar plant hang out to dry

A veteran UAW worker and safety committeeman at Caterpillar's big plant in Peoria, Ill. found out that federal job safety and health law protecting whistle-blowers is weak - very weak.


Postal workers in 27 states rally against Staples privatization plan

Postal Workers members and community allies are rallying today at 50 Staples stores in 27 states as part of a National Day of Action.


Fight for $15 takes step forward

Two hugely significant reports just released have given credibility and energy to the fight for a $15 an hour minimum wage.


Workers win two in the courts

Two separate groups of union workers - public workers in Florida and American Airlines retirees nationwide - racked up big wins in separate courts in recent days.


UPS firing of Teamster drivers rescinded

All those struggling in New York and nationally for a better life could not help but take notice: Labor solidarity worked!


Minnesota raises state minimum wage; teachers say hike will benefit kids

 Joined by legislators, advocates, and Minnesotans from across the state, Gov. Mark Dayton signed a bill into law raising Minnesota's minimum wage for the first time since 2005.


NLRB ruling is groundbreaking win for college athletes

The Chicago regional chapter of the NLRB ruled that Northwestern University football players have the right to form a union if they desire.


Workers and patients fight back against hospital consolidation

Affordable, quality health care and secure, union jobs are both threatened by the growing consolidation and monopolization of the medical industry.

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