Oklahoma honors labor culture

Last week's Laborfest was a first effort dedicated "to showing Oklahomans the rich history and future of the labor movement in our state," and indeed, Oklahomans have bragging rights.


Disabled workers suffer more, Labor Department says

Workers with disabilities face higher unemployment, earn less income, and are more likely to be forced to work part-time, says the first-ever report on the subject by the U.S. government.


Retirement home residents rally for workers

Their hair is gray, some use walkers or canes, but that didn't stop them from rallying to support 38 workers "replaced" during a contract dispute.


Muslim worker asks federal probe of Disney discrimination

The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has been asked to probe Disney's discrimination against a Muslim woman worker.


Palin is new Joe McCarthy, says AFL-CIO Trumka

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said Sarah Palin's radical right rhetoric is "poisonous, dangerous and strikes of McCarthyism."


Disney worker rejects employer’s substitute hijab

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Is Disney policy part of the Islamophobia being trumpeted by the ultra-right?


Union delegates resolve to build record voter turnout

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Union activists pledge to knock on 36,000 doors before Election Day in this battleground state.


Justice served to restaurant workers

The Restaurant Opportunities Center of Michigan (ROC-MI) won a major victory when the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued an order that Dearborn's Andiamo Restaurant acted  illegally.


Disneyland worker sent home for hijab

A Muslim employee in Disneyland's Grand Californian Hotel has been sent home from work with no pay for refusing to take off her hijab while working as a hostess in a hotel restaurant.


The rich are dying to avoid paying taxes

I recently read with dismay a Wall Street Journal article about the return of the estate tax.

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