Free trade pact yields few gains for Colombian workers

One year after the controversial U.S.-Colombian "free trade agreement", workers' rights have improved on paper, but very little on the ground.


Federal mediator steps into fight against Verizon

George Cohen has stepped in to try to bring an agreement in the struggle of the Communications Workers and the Electrical Workers against Verizon.


Appeals court to review ruling that killed union election at airline

A federal appeals court will review the ruling by a Republican judge in Texas that killed a union election at American Airlines.


Missiouri, workers, faithful fight for better minimum wage

"The labor movement and the faith community are joined at the hip."


AFGE considered, then rejected neutrality in Romney vs. Obama

"This election is not about our expectations. It is a choice between two different futures."


Today in labor history: Formation of Alliance for Labor Action

On this day, the United Autoworkers and the Teamsters formed the national trade union center, Alliance for Labor Action.


Global boycott of Hyatt hotels underway

A global boycott of Hyatt hotels was launched today at a press conference.


Report: Public sector cuts kill private jobs, too

Public sector job cuts are politically motivated, orchestrated by the Republicans and disproportionately hurting women and minorities.


Maritime unions, industry join forces to save jobs

Maritime unions and the U.S. industry joined forces to try to reverse a last-minute provision inserted in the new highway-mass transit law.


Today in labor history: Anarchist fails to kill steel magnate

Alexander Berkman took a shot at and stabbed but failed to kill Henry Clay Frick, the steel magnate.

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