Labor News

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AFL-CIO president: Michael Brown is family (video)

"Our brother killed our sister's son and we do not have to wait for the judgment of prosecutors or courts to tell us how terrible this is."

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USW rolls out platform, denounces greedy forces out to destroy workers

Delegates adopted a multi-point action platform for coming years to battle what President Gerard called "shrewd, greedy and powerful" forces out to destroy workers.

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Government workers back Grimes in Kentucky Senate race

The American Federation of Government Employees today formally endorsed Alison Lundergan Grimes for election to the U.S. Senate.

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Unions unite for Connecticut elections

"We are not letting anybody divide the unions of the Connecticut AFL-CIO!" exclaimed Randi Weingarten to a standing ovation and loud applause.

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Union cheers mass transit advocate’s election in Canada

Wynne swept to victory in the voting in Canada's largest province, home to approximately one of every three Canadians. 

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UAW convention elects Williams to succeed King

United Auto Workers convention delegates overwhelmingly elected Secretary-Treasurer Dennis Williams to succeed retiring union President Bob King.

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Autoworkers drop appeal of election loss at Chattanooga VW plant

Union President Bob King says, they will concentrate on a probe by congressional Democrats of political interference that led to the Valentine's Day defeat.

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Labor announces plan to unseat 5 GOP governors

The governors targeted for defeat are Florida's Rick Scott, Michigan's Rick Snyder, Ohio's John Kasich, Pennsylvania's Tom Corbett and Wisconsin's Scott Walker.

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Labor launches campaign to raise wages across America

We are declaring here and now that the labor movement is going to focus like a laser beam on raising wages for all American workers, union and non-union," AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told reporters today.

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Boeing contract a key issue in Machinists rerun election

Controversy over the narrowly ratified eight-year contract extension between the Machinists and Boeing will be a key issue.

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