Labor News


Michigan working families: Protect collective bargaining

The initiative is a bold proposal to add an amendment to the Michigan constitution guaranteeing the right of every worker to collectively bargain.

Federal judge rules ban on project labor agreements unconstitutional

U.S. District Judge Victoria Roberts ruled against Republican Gov. Rick Snyder, who signed the new law banning the agreements.

OSHA fines firms who sent exploited foreign students to Hershey plant

OSHA hit two firms that exploited foreign students at a Hershey candy plant with job safety violations and fines totaling $288,000.


AFL-CIO revamps website to feature workers more prominently

Calling its old website static and often confusing to navigate, the AFL-CIO, after a year of work, revamped its site.


Former Massey security director sentenced in Upper Big Branch case

Massey Energy's former security director was sentenced to three years in prison for lying to federal investigators and destroying documents.


The IWW legacy

Occupy Wall Street and the other anti-capitalist forces could find no greater inspiration than the Industrial Workers of the World.

U.S.-Mexico labor alliance calls for end to persecution of Mexican workers

Trade unionists from swore mutual support and solidarity for the struggle of Mexico's workers to fight neoliberal economic policies.


Steelworkers rally in solidarity with Mexican miners (with video)

Steelworkers led a rally including union members, along with faith-based, community and occupy activists last Saturday, Feb. 25, in solidarity with the Mexican miners.


AFL-CIO leader champions day laborers’ quest for humane immigration reform

Many, undocumented, risked arrest and possible deportation. But they would not be deterred in their quest.

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