Labor News

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UN human rights official cites attacks on worker rights in U.S.

"Racism and the exclusion, persecution, and marginalization that come with it, affect the enabling environment for the exercise of association and assembly rights."

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Connecticut low wage workers testify for $15 an hour

"I have seen firsthand over the decades the erosion of the middle class in my hometown of Bridgeport, as the income gap has widened more deeply here than almost anywhere else."

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Trump hotel workers picket as boss gets GOP nomination

The man who declares he'll "Make America great again!" refuses to make low-paid workers at the casino great.

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Details of Dem draft platform reveal many strong pro-worker planks

"Donald Trump may talk tough, but he has consistently outsourced his own products. American workers deserve better."

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EPI analyst: High court deadlock on immigration hurts all workers’ rights

Exploitative employers use the threat of hiring undocumented adults to force other workers to take lower wages and benefits.

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Chicagoans win paid sick leave law

A coalition of workers' rights and progressive groups pushed the ordinance through the council, over the usual business opposition.

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Week-long Minnesota nurses strike part of forced walkout in three states

Hospital chains demand that its nurses virtually give up their health insurance; patient safety and quality of patient care are also top issues.

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Hospital workers in Vancouver, Wash. unionize to fight for their patients

Even the doctors are part of the bargaining unit at this small hospital in the Pacific Northwest.

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The fight isn’t over for farm worker overtime

"We're going to get this done for the 400,000 Californians who deserve the dignity of an eight-hour day."

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CWA’s Larson warns of post-election push for Trans-Pacific Pact

CWA's legislative director is urging his union's activists - and other unionists - to keep the pressure on lawmakers to vote against the TPP.

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