Labor News


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.


Report explores why unions have few female leaders

When women run organizing drives, the drives are more likely to succeed; they show women - especially minority-group women - benefit the most from being unionists.


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.


LA women on hunger strike for $15 at mayor's door

"We are bringing this fight to the doors of the mayor and city council members, telling them what they are proposing is not enough."


On Equal Pay Day women call for a level playing field

For women, today is a sobering reminder that not nearly enough has been done to address unfair wages in this country.


Today in history: Feminist labor organizer Rose Schneiderman is born

A fiery labor orator,  feminist and socialist, she served as president of the Women's Trade Union League.


Today in women’s and labor history: Triangle sweatshop fire kills 146

A total of 146 workers - almost all of them immigrant women - were killed in a fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory.


Kelley of the Treasury Employees Union to retire in August

Colleen M. Kelley, the NTEU president for the last 16 years, will retire at the end of the union's convention this August.


Berger-Marks report guides working women toward greater influence in unions

A new report from the Berger-Marks Foundation gives working women a "how-to" guide to establish women's committees within unions.


Today in labor history: Celebrating the Irish-born Mother Jones

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, we offer a shoutout to Mary Harris "Mother" Jones (1837-1930).

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