Labor News


U.S. threatens to yank trade preferences for Bangladesh

 The recent factory collapse in Bangladesh has forced the Obama administration to decide by the end of this month whether to yank trade preferences for the country.


Attention Walmart: Part time at $7.40 equals poverty

DEARBORN, Mich. - Three weeks ago, 400 fast food workers across Metro Detroit shocked their employers by walking off the job demanding a living wage of $15.00 an hour.


Actions backing Walmart strikers spread coast to coast

CHICAGO - A protest outside the West Loop Walmart store here was only one of countless demonstrations that broke out today across the country in support of striking workers at the world's biggest retail giant.


Walmart worker tells why she is striking

A busload of fellow Walmart workers along with community supporters stood with Walmart worker Lisa Lopez as she informed her store managers that she was going on strike.


Union BBQs for strikers on way to Walmart shareholders meet

Union brothers and sisters and community supporters organized a barbecue for a caravan of striking Walmart workers who stopped in Orlando on May 28.


California labor moves to halt Walmart abuse

California labor and social justice groups are throwing down the gauntlet to Walmart during a two-week statewide tour to protest the giant retailer's abuse of taxpayers and workers alike.


Today in labor history: Russian composer Tchaikovsky born

His works are still appreciated today, and he is seen by many critics as having transcended the cliches of the Russian classical music of his time.


Another Bangladesh factory collapse: Hundreds of casualties

Officials said they expected the death toll to rise.


Today in labor history: Superman, hero of downtrodden, is born

Today marks the 75th anniversary of Superman's first appearance in DC's Action Comics No. 1, published April 18, 1938.


SF Symphony strikers protest out-of-tune execs

SAN FRANCISCO - Tired of prolonged stalling by management, over 100 musicians of the San Francisco Symphony - one of the country's top symphony orchestras - entered the second week of a strike with a March 21 protest.

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