Labor News


Steelworkers' Gerard rules out GOP presidential hopefuls

Steelworkers are known for their political savvy and impressive organizing around political and economic issues.


Today in labor history: UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favorable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment.


Autoworkers negotiate with “wind in their face”

The United Auto Workers union has now completed its negotiations with the domestic auto companies.


Farm workers protest veto of Calif. card check bill

California's Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, vetoed a bill that would have allowed farm workers to use the card check method to unionize. Brown refused to meet with the farm workers and the 25 legislators that camped outside of his office.

Union gets new chief

Noel Beasley was elected new president of Workers United, an SEIU sector, the union said.


Union members march on Koch billionaire secret meeting

Hundreds marched on a secretive gathering of billionaires that constitutes the core financial support for numerous right-wing causes.


Law professors support Hilton workers

The Association of American Law Schools is holding its national conference at the boycotted hotel, but organizers of over two-thirds of the conference events held their sessions at another venue.


Locked out workers give traditional posada new twist

Re-enacting the Biblical story of Mary and Joseph was apt, because like the religious heroes, 57 janitors, cooks and other support workers have been locked out.


Hilton unionists rock San Francisco

Hilton wants to cut workers' wages and health care - even though it has billions in spare cash.

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