Labor News


Rallies for $15 minimum wage to be held nationwide November 10

Polls show that Americans support raising the minimum wage - in recent years 14 states have done so.


Liz Yates, 90, helped organize Seattle teachers

Elizabeth Yates who helped unionize her fellow Seattle school teachers and remained a lifelong progressive activist.


El Super workers continue fighting after 720 days with no contract

El Super market workers continued their fight for a fair contract with hundreds demonstrating last week.


Experts: “New” economy is just another way to suppress workers’ rights

"New" economy workers can only be protected by policies that protect all workers, like ones that define the difference between an employee and an independent contractor.


Labor launches new measures to wipe out unequal pay for women

The labor federation is launching measures to wipe out pay inequality based on gender, and to guarantee that all workers have paid family and sick leave and fair scheduling.


Nurses, at New Orleans gathering, reaffirm backing for Sanders

"I am incredibly proud that there is finally a candidate speaking to the values I've held my whole life," said one worker.


Yale graduate student teachers rally for union election

Yale graduate student teachers and research assistants got a big boost in their decades-long quest for union rights.


Project launched to put raising minimum wage on state ballots

The Fairness Project was launched today to help raise the minimum wage through ballot initiatives in states, cities, and counties across the nation.


Survey results reveal working women’s health info needs

Working women most want information on diet and nutrition, fitness and exercise, and issues around aging.


In most states, even $15 an hour is not enough

Workers nationwide have been campaigning for a $15 hourly "living wage," but a new think tank report says that in most states, $15 is not enough.

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