Labor News

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Steelworkers remember martyrs, fight for living

The Republic Steel mill in south Chicago is sacred ground for the American labor movement.

New labor SuperPAC jumps into the political field

The labor movement says it formed the SuperPAC because it will allow unions to bring their program to non-union members.

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AFL-CIO calls for urgent action to stop Indiana "right-to-work"

The AFL-CIO has issued a national appeal for help to stop passage of a so-called "right-to-work" law in Indiana. "We are at war," the AFL-CIO appeal reads. "The assault on workers in Indiana continues."

Union women jump into fight for jobless benefits

The Coalition of Labor Union Women and a wide range of other women's groups are banding together to push their issues to the fore in the 2012 election.

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Detroit labor says we are the 99 percent

Labor came out in a huge way to lend their support to Occupy Detroit this past Sunday, Nov. 6.

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Companies continue attack on national labor board

Unions, led by the Teamsters, the Laborers, the United Food and Commercial Workers, and the AFL-CIO, strongly backed the National Labor Relations Board's recent proposal to change union recognition election procedures.

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Unions warn about deceptive California ballot measure

Wealthy conservatives are behind a ballot initiative that would restrict unions' involvement in political campaigns.

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AFL-CIO backs "people's movement" in Middle East

The executive council praised the role workers and independent trade unions are playing in the popular mobilizations against corrupt, oppressive regimes.

Unions say “voter ID” is Jim Crow revisited

The AFL-CIO is mapping plans to educate its members, other workers and the wider electorate in how to overcome efforts to suppress the right to vote.

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