WASHINGTON - The presidents of the Teamsters, the United Food and Commercial Workers and Unite Here have asked congressional Democratic leaders to redo the 2010 health insurance law to prevent firms from converting workers from full-time to part-time jobs, and then dumping the workers from health insurance.
Job creation doesn't mean the end of hard times for many Houston area families.
McDonald's aims to "help" its workers who make, on average, $8.25 per hour - not by raising their salaries, but by telling them how to budget their income.
On July 11, 1936, one of the great construction jobs in U.S. history was completed. It was opening day in New York City of the Triborough Bridge.
Workers' foes are trying a new tack: Change the wage base, to make the wages as low as possible.
Mental health caregivers at La Casa Mental Health Rehabilitation Center in Long Beach, California went on five-day strike last week to protest unfair labor practices.
The job losses occurred in nearly every sector of the economy, but manufacturing and construction businesses were hit particularly hard.
The labor movement and its allies are celebrating the restoration of union bargaining rights for hundreds of Sheraton employees.
The American Railway Union, led by Eugene Debs, initiated a boycott against the Pullman Palace Car Company.
"We stand in Congress on the side of the 99 percent against the one percent. So we need this campaign, we need to raise the minimum wage."