Labor News

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Missouri workers win with wage bill and right-to-work veto

"Since 1978 Missouri has said no to right-to-work and in just a minute I will sign that veto and make sure the voices of Missouri's working people are heard."

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It’s official! LA City Council votes hike in minimum wage to $15

On July 1, 2016, the minimum wage will go up to $10.50, and continue to increase gradually until 2020, when it hits $15 an hour.

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Coalition says Rauner’s compassion extends only to his rich buddies

"To say Illinois legislators are not for the middle class, but for the political class is disingenuous on the part of Gov. Bruce Rauner."

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Store cleaners file class action suit for back pay, set strike date

Janitors who clean department stores in the Twin Cities announced two key developments in their campaign for better wages and working conditions.

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Cleveland labor launches campaign against racism

The North Shore AFL-CIO Federation of Labor has launched a campaign to support the fight against racism.

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Trumka: CEOs are the new royalty in America

CEOs of the largest corporations received a 16 percent pay raise in 2014, while the pay gap between CEOs and the typical worker widened to 373-to-1.

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Senate sidetracks fast-track for TPP - for now

Union leaders hailed the Senate vote, which forces senators to postpone the debate on fast-track until after the Memorial Day recess.

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LA, Long Beach port drivers forced to strike again

The drivers demand that trucking firms recognize them as employees and bargain with them if they select the Teamsters.

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May Day: Workers of the world unite for a better life!

"This is a day to protest against bad conditions for working people and join together to fight for a better world."

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Rail unions back bill mandating two-member crews on freight trains

"The practice to remove more persons from the right-of-ways of American railroads endangers the general public."

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