Labor News

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Labor Spotlight: "My work speaks louder than other peoples' opinions do."

An interview with Theresa King, the first woman ever to be elected as President of the Florida Building and Construction Trades.

 

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Labor leaders say unions will unite behind one candidate in 2016

The federation is holding off on an endorsement at this time while some of its unions work for Clinton and others for Sanders. 

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Justice Dept. to prosecutors: Tackle job safety crimes, other abuses

The point is to make violations of job safety more costly to errant companies, hopefully deterring the firms from breaking the law in the first place.

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Cruz out to save souls, not to create jobs

In Des Moines, Iowa, it was much more like a fundamentalist Christian revival meeting than a political rally.

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Workers tell Los Angeles: Stop job discrimination!

LA Black workers and anti wage theft activists have joined forces to demand that the city take action on Black workers' economic plight.

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2015 ends with five percent jobless rate, claims of new jobs in December

While the economy added jobs, the workers barely added to their paychecks.

 

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COP 21: Unions sow the seeds of labor to yield green jobs

Labor leaders presented real plans and logical solutions for creating clean jobs that sustain the labor movement and reduce or eliminate harm to the environment.

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Workers and their union, SEIU, fight for housing at "pop-up" Thanksgiving

It was to shine a light on how working families are affected negatively by the high cost of living in the city and the lack of livable wages.

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NYC union pension systems to invest $150m in affordable city housing

Union labor will build the housing in an economically targeted investment program in all five boroughs.

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AFL-CIO's veep: With others unions can change the nation

"The union movement should join with others who are saying 'instead of building more prisons, we should be creating more jobs and offering more job training.'"

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