Labor News

Labor Board: Locked out workers covered by labor law

In an unusual situation, the NLRB ruled, in a case involving a Bronson, Mich., auto parts maker, that locked-out workers are still "employees" of the company and covered by labor law.

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Sugar CEO calls union workers a "cancer"

As American Crystal Sugar's lockout of its workers passed the 4-month mark, workers challenged the lockout at the firm's annual meeting.

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Union vote may end battle with Boeing

The long and bitter battle over Boeing's retaliation against the Machinists may end with a vote.

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Right wing push to destroy labor board comes to a head

A right-wing scheme to incapacitate the National Labor Relations Board was derailed in the nation's capital this week.

Attack on labor board seen as attack on middle class

A cabal of the business community and congressional Republicans are mounting a concerted attack to literally destroy the National Labor Relations Board.

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Refinery safety tops Steelworkers' oil bargaining goals

Vast improvements in oil refinery safety will be the top bargaining goal of the Steelworkers (USW) when they open talks with the nation's oil companies on a new contract, the union announced.

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Federal judge rules against misclassifying workers as contractors

The U.S. Department of Labor won a major victory this month in its campaign against job misclassification.

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Postal unions blast two "rescue" bills

Postal workers are blasting both Postal Service "rescue" bills as deeply flawed legislation that would come close to killing the Postal Service.

Can labor build on Ohio win?

With one year to go before the Nov. 2012 election, the key question for organized labor after this fall's voting is: Can it build on the Ohio win?

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How many hours has your bus driver been behind the wheel?

The next time you get on an inter-city bus, ask the driver how many hours he or she has spent behind the wheel in the last week.

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