Labor News


Rallies for $15 minimum wage to be held nationwide November 10

Polls show that Americans support raising the minimum wage - in recent years 14 states have done so.


Retired Teamsters slammed by budget bill

Thousands of retired Teamsters have been blasted this month by major cuts to their pensions.


El Super workers continue fighting after 720 days with no contract

El Super market workers continued their fight for a fair contract with hundreds demonstrating last week.


NLRB declares taxi drivers are employees, can vote to unionize

Taxi drivers, like millions of other such exploited workers nationwide, are not "independent contractors" but are really employees.


Experts: “New” economy is just another way to suppress workers’ rights

"New" economy workers can only be protected by policies that protect all workers, like ones that define the difference between an employee and an independent contractor.


Labor launches new measures to wipe out unequal pay for women

The labor federation is launching measures to wipe out pay inequality based on gender, and to guarantee that all workers have paid family and sick leave and fair scheduling.


In most states, even $15 an hour is not enough

Workers nationwide have been campaigning for a $15 hourly "living wage," but a new think tank report says that in most states, $15 is not enough.


Maryland elected officials decry Safeway supermarket’s corporate greed

"We built a union, the company's moving out to get rid of it. It's an example of the redistribution of wealth from workers to the corporate class."


Graduate students at private universities rally for union rights

The students say they plan to continue to rally and build coalition until their status as skilled laborers is recognized.


Restaurant work abuse: an unpalatable plate

So what can you the consumer do to help end restaurant worker abuses?

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