Labor News

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Today in labor history: United Farm Workers launch the lettuce boycott

Forty-five years ago on this date, UFW Organizing Committee leader César Chávez called for a consumer boycott of lettuce.

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Black union leaders speak out on labor movement’s future

A new 35-page white paper, "A Future for Workers: A Contribution From Black Labor," was released by the Black Labor Collaborative.

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Top AFL-CIO officials: “U.S. labor law must catch up”

Modernized global economy requires a rewrite of the National Labor Relations Act and U.S. agreement and obedience to international labor law standards.

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Today in labor history: first edition of IWW Little Red Songbook

The book is a compilation of tunes, hymns, and songs to help build morale, promote solidarity, and lift the bleak spirits of the working class.

Today in history: Social Security celebrates 80th birthday

On this date 80 years ago, in 1935, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt deepened and expanded the New Deal by signing into law the Social Security Act.

Combating institutionalized racism can't wait

We are resolved to take clear action to combat racism, in our own house of labor, and in the broader community; there is no time to waste.

Today in labor history: NYC subway workers show their muscle

Eighty years ago, TWU president Mike Quill and his union colleagues were jumped by thugs as they made their way to union headquarters.

White House threatens to veto GOP anti-VA worker bill

If HR1994 becomes law, the VA would in essence return to the spoils system of the 1800s, where bosses could fire workers for political reasons - or none at all.

Steelworkers become first union to back Iran nuclear curbs deal

"The USW supports the Iran deal because it would enhance national and global security as well as benefit the U.S. economy."

Mexico: media unions condemn murder of Ruben Espinosa

Media unions condemned the murder of Mexican photojournalist Ruben Espinosa Becerril, after Mexico City's mayor vowed there would be no impunity for his killers.