Labor News


Walmart workers begin Thanksgiving and Black Friday strikes with fasting

Angry about having to go to food pantries to feed their families, Walmart workers across the country are fasting during the days leading up to Thanksgiving and Black Friday.


New federal education aid bill: Teachers unions weigh in

NEA, AFT, and AFSA lobbied their lawmakers long and hard to change the No Child Left Behind law.


High court tackles four important cases involving workers, unions

The U.S. Supreme Court appears poised to drastically rewrite not just labor law, but working conditions in the U.S.



Today in labor history: Joe Hill ain’t never died

On this day, one hundred years ago, the legendary working-class troubadour Joe Hill was executed by a firing squad.


SEIU endorses Hillary Clinton

The SEIU board voted on Nov. 17 to endorse former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination. 


Sanders, O’Malley urge Mass. IKEA to recognize union

Workers at the IKEA warehouse in Stoughton, Mass., were forced to strike on Nov. 16.


Trumka kicks off anti-TPP drive at town hall meeting in New Hampshire

New Hampshire is the site of the first presidential primary next year, and the TPP has already become an issue on the campaign trail.


Trans Pacific Partnership deal: Corporations, not nations, call the shots

If TPP is enacted as written, it will give corporations and banks a way to undermine any and all regulations member nations have put in place to protect consumers and workers.


Turncoat Missouri state legislators slammed on anti-worker vote

"It's the height of hypocrisy to accept voluntary contributions from hardworking union members and then turn their backs on the unions."


American Postal Workers union endorses Bernie Sanders

"Politics as usual has not worked. It's time for a political revolution."

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