Labor News


Young workers are hot topic at labor journalists meet

LOS ANGELES - Young workers were the hot topic at a gathering of labor journalists in town to cover what many expect to be an historic AFL-CIO convention next week.


June 19: workers, families occupy Akron, Youngstown, and Hawaii

Today in labor history ... an Occupy trio: 1934 first sit-down strike, 1937 Women's Day Massacre and 1953 four-day general strike in Hawaii.


Teamsters ratify new contract with Sotheby's, ending 10-month lockout

The 42 Teamsters who work as art handlers for the famed Sotheby's auction house in Manhattan overwhelmingly ratified a new 3-year contract with the firm on May 31, ending the company's 10-month lockout.


Occupy generation learns from labor history

The success or failure of the American labor movement in the 21st century will be the work of the young.


CWA rallies for contracts at AT&T

Hundreds of AT&T workers and their families filled the New Haven Green Saturday with a sea of red t-shirts and Communications Workers of America signs.


Can labor recover from its critics? A reply to Francis Fox-Piven

The labor movement has more than its share of critics. It seems like nearly everyone is ready to give it advice, whether solicited or not.


Tents return as Occupy Atlanta protests AT&T layoffs

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson received $27 million last year and the telecommunications giant saw its revenues soar to $126.7 billion.


Structural crisis exposes neoliberalism as disaster

It would be wrong to simply characterize this global economic crisis as only cyclical in nature.


Domestic Workers United, Occupy Wall Street oppose Keystone XL pipeline

Domestic Workers United, which the AFL-CIO recently honored, and Occupy Wall Street, the anti-greed grass-roots movement labor backs, decided to oppose construction of the Keystone XL pipeline from Alberta to Texas.


Detroit labor says we are the 99 percent

Labor came out in a huge way to lend their support to Occupy Detroit this past Sunday, Nov. 6.

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