Labor News

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Port truck drivers walk off the job in LA and Long Beach

Port truck drivers say they were left with no choice but to walk off their jobs; the companies that employ them continually rob them of their wages and retaliate against them when they try to unionize.

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Supreme Court ruling robs workers of united voice on the job

In an anti-union decision, the Supreme Court voted to legalize "free riders" in cases where state or local governments and individuals jointly employ caregivers.

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SEIU: After Supreme Court ruling, workers vow to stand up for good jobs, quality care

Home care workers and consumers are ready to stand up for quality home care in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Harris v. Quinn today.

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Massachusetts, Michigan minimum wage hikes leave restaurant workers shortchanged

The federal minimum wage for workers who depend on tips is $2.13 hourly and it hasn't risen in more than 20 years. And employers routinely cheat the tipped workers.

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Report: Privatizing public service jobs a disaster

The workers are still part-timers, and their compensation is still far from the level that New Haven school custodians enjoyed before the privatization hit.

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Fast food workers striking all over the world

Today, fast food workers around the world are engaging in a one-day strike calling for higher wages and the right to form a union.

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Union leaders to lawmakers: pay freezes, furloughs hit federal workers’ morale

"Federal employees are a devoted and resilient bunch. They despise what politicians have done to them."

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Gov. Jerry Brown and the new, but weak, minimum wage law

Most Californians are well aware that the state minimum wage is going up to $10.00/hour. But when and how? 

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Workers Memorial Day to highlight jobs that kill

Eddie Mallon is 70 years old. As a Laborers Local 147 member in New York, he worked as a sandhog for 44 years. He doesn't now, because that job - eventually - will kill him.

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Okla. governor bars cities from setting minimum wage

Oklahoma Republican Gov. Mary Fallin has signed a bill prohibiting cities, counties, and their citizens the right to set a mandatory minimum wage.

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