Labor News


Rev. Barber: Voting rights fight is do or die for labor

"The labor rights and voting rights movements are interconnected - we must be smart enough to hook up; if we do, we can change this nation."


Unionists lobby to restore, strengthen Voting Rights Act

"We care about workers' rights, which are in a shambles and are a disgrace, but we can't win these fights if 30 million people can't vote."


Union leaders hail high court’s marriage equality ruling

Union leaders hailed the Supreme Court's decision legalizing gay marriage, but added there is still opposition to equal rights for gay people.


May Day solidarity marches bring thousands to LA streets

Marchs were held all over LA in support of worker rights, immigration reform, lives matter, police transparency, economic rights, and civil rights.


Labor Dept., unions go to bat in court for same-sex couples

All married couples, whether opposite-sex or same-sex, should have federal family leave rights regardless of where they live.


Today in labor history: César Chávez born in 1927

Chávez was also an early environmentalist, warning the public of the devastating effects of pesticides on both farmworkers and consumers.


Remembering: The Woman Suffrage Parade of 1913

The first suffragist demonstration took place in Washington, D.C. on March 3, 1913.


Today in African American history: Birthday of writer Alice Walker

The writer and activist Alice Walker was born on this day in 1944 in Putnam County, Georgia. 


McDonald’s workers sue fast food giant over racial and sexual discrimination

McDonald's workers who were fired last year after being told, "There are too many black people [working] in the store."


Quill Pettway, 94: A giant laid to rest

Quill Pettway, labor organizer and civil rights pioneer was part of a generation of Communists and radicals who made Detroit's rich labor and civil rights history.


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