July

Peugeot to sacrifice workers for profit

Philippe Varin's decision to cut 8,000 jobs and close a factory in France has rightly provoked shock and outrage.

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Thousands march to end Con Ed lockout

A march of thousands from Con Ed's headquarters to New York City's Union Square, in 100-degree heat, added to the pressure on the rich utility.

Paper workers deal with death on the job

Jon Maus' name may not have specifically come up at the bargaining conference in of the paperworkers, but his horrifying death did.

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Illinois Bain victims want action from GOP lawmakers

The 170 workers whose jobs are slated to be shipped to China and the town's mayor are pressing their representatives to keep the jobs here.

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SEIU, Jobs with Justice to push higher minimum wage

The Service Employees and Jobs With Justice joined a last-minute campaign to get Congress to raise the minimum wage.

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Teachers hit over-reliance on testing

The AFT will launch an all-out drive against school systems' overdependence on high-stakes testing as a measure of student progress.

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Workers at Illinois plant say Romney is outsourcing their jobs

Workers at a Bain Capital-owned company here are demanding that Mitt Romney come to town and stop the planned shipping of their jobs overseas.

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AFL-CIO: Call senators today to pass Bring Jobs Home Act

The AFL-CIO and other backers are urging the public to contact their senators immediately to tell them to vote "yes" on the bill.

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Ohio refinery strikers: "We're fighting for families"

Two hundred thirty members of USW Local 624 have been on strike since May at the Husky Energy refinery, mainly over family issues.

 

 

 

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Top labor leader: November election most important in 80 years

In a speech in Homestead, Pa., Leo Gerard, president of the United Steelworkers, declared that corporate money in politics threatens to overwhelm the voice of labor unions.

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