Labor News

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Abolition of two-tier wage system tops UAW bargaining with GM

"A society built on low-wage jobs does not deliver purchasing power."

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Judge to hear case against USPS deal with Staples

"If the NLRB sustains the allegations in the complaint, it could effectively end Staples' foray into the mail business."

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Jeb cracks the whip: work longer and harder!

Jeb Bush, a boy born to wealth and privilege, lectured last week that Americans should work longer hours.

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St. Louis bricklayers strike ends in total victory

The victory also ends a contractors' lawsuit that, had it succeeded, would have endangered all traditional union pension plans in the U.S.

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DC unions back streetcar workers fired for organizing

"The fired streetcar workers are heroes and they stood up for the right of workers to organize a union; they stood up for the dignity of workers."

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Canada's prime minister jams anti-union law through Parliament

"Unions are far more democratic, transparent, and accountable to their members than this prime minister and his government are to taxpayers."

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D.C. council committee OKs nurse safe-staffing bill

"Nurse-to-patient ratios is sound public policy, raising the bar for public safety."

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Sanders draws roars from union retirees

Retired unionists represent the consistently largest and most-active political constituency - the elderly.

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St. Louis minimum wage hike threatened

Meanwhile, the GOP majority in the legislature is pushing HB722, to ban cities and counties from raising the minimum wage on their own.

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Labor board tackles another joint-employer issue, involving temps

If an employer gets workers from a temp agency and the union wants to organize them, must it first get an OK from both the employer and the temp agency?

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