Labor News

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-MarchonWashington520x306.jpg

Today in labor history: March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

On August 28, 1963, Maryland police reported, "By 8 a.m., 100 buses an hour were streaming through the Baltimore Harbor Tunne" heading for Washington, D.C.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-atnationalmall390x300.jpg

Union members swell the ranks of marchers in D.C.

"We have to be repetitive" on the issues Dr. King fought for, said Allen Silver, an organizer for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 100.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-image0713010robeson400x2.jpg

Today in labor history: Paul Robeson loses passport appeal

On August 16, 1955, internationally known actor, singer and activist Paul Robeson lost his court appeal to force the U.S. State Department to grant him a passport.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-weareone520x294.jpg

SEIU, AFT join coalition to stop job discrimination vs. gays

"Embedding discrimination against LGBT Americans into our laws and workplaces is not only morally reprehensible, it also makes zero economic sense."

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-nursesstrikeSC520x290.jpg

Today in labor history: S.C. hospital workers win union recognition strike

For over three months, 400 African-American hospital workers, mostly women, walked off their jobs in protest over discrimination and the right to form a union.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-510x350.jpg

Today in labor history: Mary McLeod Bethune born

Mary McLeod Bethune, one of our great civil rights leaders, was born July 10, 1875, in Mayesville, S.C. Her parents were former slaves.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-carlahalepicture.jpg

Ohio unions back fired teacher Carla Hale, LGBT rights

Organized labor has weighed in on the side of LGBT rights in central Ohio, starting with the strong support given to discharged teacher Carla Hale.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-Stonewallriots.jpg

Today in labor history: Stonewall sparks gay rights movement

Forty four years ago today the Stonewall demonstrations broke out in New York City,

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-MLK440x300.jpg

The Dream lives on, but we must fight for it

In a five-to-four decision the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the formula in Section 4 of the 1965 Civil Rights Act was unconstitutional.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-citizenship520x300.jpg

Labor spells out what “must” be in immigration bill

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka has laid down, in detail, what the federation wants - and doesn't want - in the legislation.

1 2 3 4 57