Labor News


Obama names emergency board in NJ Transit dispute

President Obama named the board, at the request of the unions representing the railroad's 4,000 workers, on July 16.


Illinois, New Jersey high courts hit cuts of public workers pensions

The two cases show that unions can defend their pensions - pensions which often make up for artificially lowered pay.


More than 400,000 New Jerseyans get a raise January 1

New Jersey is one of the 13 states that saw a bump in the minimum wage starting Jan. 1.The minimum wage became $8.25, up one dollar from $7.25.


Today in labor history: Paterson silk strikers take to stage

Today in labor history, silk workers held a one-time performance of Paterson Strike Pageant at Madison Square Garden in 1913.


Today in labor history: N.J. mill strikers urged to keep fighting

Striking silk mill workers in Paterson, New Jersey were increasingly at odds with police, who repeatedly crushed their efforts to hold rallies.


Today in labor history: George Washington bridge opened

The George Washington Bridge, a suspension bridge spanning the Hudson River and connecting Manhattan in New York City to Fort Lee in N.J., was officially inaugurated.


CWA: “We’ve had no choice but to fight”

Carolyn Wade didn't go looking for a fight, but she's in the middle of a big one: some call it a war on workers.