Labor News

AFL-CIO joins fight for economic stimulus

The AFL-CIO jumped into the battle for a meaningful stimulus program on Jan. 6 when it issued its “Agenda to Create Jobs and Lift the Economy.”

Solidarity and the force of culture

Opinion Recently, I was considering the impact of cultural workers, musicians in particular, on the labor movement in light of the Dec. 16 Solidarity Rally in support of Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 100, in New York City.

Steelworkers win contract

CLEVELAND – The United Steelworkers of America and International Steel Group Inc. (the company that bought bankrupt LTV) reached a tentative agreement for a new labor contract after months of negotiations.