Labor News


Jobs, labor and WPA's living legacy

Interest is growing in the history and legacy of Depression-era New Deal programs like the Works Progress Administration.


Message to my fellow workers: China-bashing is a bad idea

My union, the IAM, calls for a national industrial policy and massive investment in infrastructure - something China has actually done, not just talked about.

Congressional hearing held on Delphi pension issues

"Ohio is losing $58 million a year because our pensions were cut," stated Bruce Gump, president of the Delphi Salaried Retirees Committee, in testimony at a hearing of the Congressional Finances Committee in Canfield, Ohio, July 14.


Trumka tells AFT: Stand together, march together, vote together

SEATTLE - AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka urged union teachers to "stand together, work together, march together, vote together" to defeat the right-wing attacks on public education.


Teachers union endorses Oct. 2 One Nation jobs march

SEATTLE — Delegates to the American Federation of Teachers 81th Convention here applauded as AFT President Randi Weingarten urged them to mobilize for an October 2 jobs march on Washington, D.C.


Workers of the world need a “new global economic order”

VANCOUVER, Canada - In the video below, Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, summarizes an opinion expressed by many at this global union meet: Make the banks pay to create jobs and clean up their mess.


Thousands of AFSCME members rock Boston's 'Cradle of Freedom'

Thousands of state and local government employees rocked the 'Cradle of Freedom' here when they staged a peaceful takeover on June 30 of the historic Boston Common.


Steelworkers, wind energy group join forces to create jobs

The Steelworkers union and the American Wind Energy Association have agreed to work together to develop the wind power industry - with U.S. workers in U.S. factories.


AFL-CIO head: Time to take green jobs seriously

CLEVELAND - At a town hall meeting on "Creating Green Jobs," AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka called for massive federal investment in clean energy industry and technology.


Public workers demand jobs bill

Gerald McEntee, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, demanded that Congress "stop fooling around and pass the jobs bill that is before them."

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