Labor News


Judge to hear case against USPS deal with Staples

"If the NLRB sustains the allegations in the complaint, it could effectively end Staples' foray into the mail business."


St. Louis bricklayers strike ends in total victory

The victory also ends a contractors' lawsuit that, had it succeeded, would have endangered all traditional union pension plans in the U.S.


DC unions back streetcar workers fired for organizing

"The fired streetcar workers are heroes and they stood up for the right of workers to organize a union; they stood up for the dignity of workers."


Canada's prime minister jams anti-union law through Parliament

"Unions are far more democratic, transparent, and accountable to their members than this prime minister and his government are to taxpayers."


St. Louis minimum wage hike threatened

Meanwhile, the GOP majority in the legislature is pushing HB722, to ban cities and counties from raising the minimum wage on their own.


Labor board tackles another joint-employer issue, involving temps

If an employer gets workers from a temp agency and the union wants to organize them, must it first get an OK from both the employer and the temp agency?

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Obama announces new overtime pay rule

Overturning a cutback the GOP Bush Administration instituted a decade ago, Obama announced a new overtime pay rule on June 30.


Triqui migrants do the work, but want change

"When I see people working in the field, I see a lack of equality. If it wasn't for them the crops wouldn't get grown or harvested."


“Right-to-work” goes down the drain in Maine

Following effective worker lobbying, meetings, phone calls and 10,000 post cards, RTW legislation was defeated by a 90-52 margin in the state House.



Delta baggage handler files suit over retaliatory firing

Hedges has been active in trying to organize a union among ground workers at Delta and in 15Now, a movement to raise wages among airport workers to $15 an hour.  

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