Labor News

After death, new Missouri law protects utility workers

A new utility workers protection law passed in Missouri could become a model for other such legislation nationally.

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Judge sides with American Airlines, blocks employees' vote

CWA spent years contacting the customer service reps at American Airlines and was ready to hold a union election just as management took the company into bankruptcy.

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Should union organizers get civil rights protections?

Workers who are trying to unionize should be added to the groups of people protected by the nation's civil rights laws, two authors say. Currently those laws apply to women and minorities. Their idea, in the book, Why Labor Organizing Should Be A Civil RightWorkers who are trying to unionize should be added to the groups of people protected by the nation's civil rights laws, two authors say. Currently those laws apply to women and minorities. Their idea, in the book, Why Labor Organizing Should Be A Civil RightWorkers who are trying to unionize should be added to the groups of people protected by the nation's civil rights laws, two authors say. 

Minnesota contractor charged with wage theft

A trucking company owner faces felony "theft by swindle" charges for stealing thousands of dollars in wages from employees.

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Supreme Court takes case that would cripple labor's political activity

Yet another right-wing attempt to curb unions' political activism, by cutting off money, landed before the Supreme Court today. 

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Many workers to benefit in 2012 from new Obama rules

Last month the Obama administration issued some of the most pro-worker rules the country has seen in 35 years, covering union elections, hours of work and wages, among other things.

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Federal judge rules against misclassifying workers as contractors

The U.S. Department of Labor won a major victory this month in its campaign against job misclassification.

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In Ohio town, Solidarity Day rally vows to repeal SB 5

Hundreds rallied on the courthouse lawn in Newark, Ohio, on Oct. 30, "Solidarity Day," calling for repeal of Ohio's union-busting SB 5 law.

Right-to-work scheme rears its head in Indiana again

A GOP scheme to make Indiana into a so-called "Right to Work" state, crippling unions by allowing thousands of workers to be freeloaders, has reared its head in the Hoosier State - again.

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Ohio ramps up fight to repeal SB 5

The latest Quinnipiac poll shows Ohio voters favor repealing SB 5 by a 57 to 32 point margin.

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