Labor News


Help make an IBEW striker smile for the holidays!

The union workers of FairPoint believe in serving their customers, not kowtowing to the company's greedy Wall Street owners.


Massive labor actions rock Italy

On Friday, Italy, the land of Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Antonio Gramsci, and the home of the Vatican, came to a halt. Scopero! Strike! was the word of the day.


Study confirms what Minnesota low-wage workers know: life is tough

The report was done by Minnesotans for a Fair Economy and announced by Working America, an organization of some 3 million workers, including 300,000 in Minnesota.


Today in labor history: National Museum of African American History signed into law

It is the only national museum devoted to the study of black life and culture.


New UAW president out to end inequality

In a Q and A with journalists from Detroit and across the country, addressing "inequality" in the workplace and community was a common thread.


ILCA honors best in labor journalism at DC gathering

 The International Labor Communications Association  honored the winners of its annual Labor Media Awards at a luncheon on Dec. 12.


Holiday gift shopping: Products made by union workers

It's getting there, but it's not too late yet to find that perfect holiday gift that carries a union label and is made in America.


NLRB reverses Bush-named board ruling, opens employer email systems to workers

Email has now become such a critical component of communications, in and out of unions.


Justices give biz 9-0 win over workers in security screenings case

For workers, the ruling means spending 25 minutes in line every day, unpaid, while waiting for a mandatory security check.


Need for bathroom breaks is no joke!

We've heard of employers mistreating their workers, but the following item out of Seattle is the latest entry in the "You gotta be kidding" category.

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