Labor News


In Colombia, it’s killer Coke the union must fight

For decades Coca Cola has abused and even killed workers who want better lives. 


Missouri right-to-work for less fight comes down to the wire

With the GOP-dominated state legislature convening Sept. 16 for a "veto override" session, unionists are going door-to-door to campaign for "No Override on RTW/HB116".


Trumka: Pope should tell Congress to support economic justice

"As Pope Francis says, the rules were made by people and can be changed by people to be more fair to people."


NAFTA impact: your Oreo cookies made in Mexico, not Chicago

Starting soon, your Oreo cookies will be made in Mexico, not Chicago, and it's all thanks to the North American Free Trade Agreement.


Top women’s group hails Obama order on paid leave

Obama announced the executive order in a speech after a Labor Day breakfast with union leaders in Boston.


Thousands protest Koch Brothers convention in Ohio

"Too many people have fought too hard, for too long, under tough conditions, for us to allow a handful of greedy billionaires to steal our democracy."


First female U.S. train engineer inducted into N.D. Railroad Hall of Fame

Thirty-nine years ago, Ramona Dockter became the first female freight train engineer.


White House threatens to veto GOP anti-VA worker bill

If HR1994 becomes law, the VA would in essence return to the spoils system of the 1800s, where bosses could fire workers for political reasons - or none at all.


Mexico: media unions condemn murder of Ruben Espinosa

Media unions condemned the murder of Mexican photojournalist Ruben Espinosa Becerril, after Mexico City's mayor vowed there would be no impunity for his killers.


Today in labor history: Reagan fires air traffic controllers

"After 1981, Reagan and his followers willingly donned the mantle of union-busters." The firing of air traffic controllers was just the beginning.

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