Labor News

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Labor backs two major actions aimed at restoring American democracy

The AFL-CIO's executive council has endorsed two coming April actions aimed at wresting control over the nation's elections from corporations and billionaires.

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Workers and their union, SEIU, fight for housing at "pop-up" Thanksgiving

It was to shine a light on how working families are affected negatively by the high cost of living in the city and the lack of livable wages.

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Walmart hired Lockheed-Martin, asked FBI to spy on activist workers

The spying was contained in documents filed with the NLRB in a case that OURWalmart -- an employee group to improve pay and working conditions -- filed with the agency.

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Dallas marchers stress climate and wage justice

On Black Friday, we marched from the City Place Target to the Uptown Walmart to add our voices and actions to the nationwide "Fight for $15!"

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Walmart workers begin Thanksgiving and Black Friday strikes with fasting

Angry about having to go to food pantries to feed their families, Walmart workers across the country are fasting during the days leading up to Thanksgiving and Black Friday.

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Farmworker rebellion spreads along almost the entire Pacific coast

The strawberries, blackberries and blueberries sold everyday in U.S. supermarkets are largely picked by indigenous families speaking the same ancient languages.

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Minnesota, workers want AT&T to comply with state paid leave law

Corporate defiance by AT&T led members of CWA and their families to rally outside the U.S. Courthouse in Minneapolis on July 17.

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"La Bestia" victims call for immigration reform

Hernández lost his left leg and arm and part of his right hand when he fell from the top of a moving freight train while trying to reach the U.S.  - he was desperate.

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Union leaders applaud Supreme Court health care law ruling

By and large, leaders applauded the ruling keeping the ACA's federal individual payments for health care insurance subsidies for users of health care exchanges, state or federal.

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Right-wing GOP Illinois Gov. Rauner plans to force state workers to strike

Rauner's tactic is the latest in a nationwide campaign by the right, its business backers and its political puppets to trash workers, cut wages, destroy pensions and kill unions.

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