Labor News


Mailman wonders how he made it through the winter

A National Weather Service meteorologist has given Metro Detroit the number # 1 ranking in its "misery index." And I deliver mail on foot, house to house, six days a week. That probably explains why I talk to my shoes. I may be delirious.


2013: Year of the bold new labor movement

This year organized labor joined with community, civil rights and other organizations and, together, they fashioned themselves into a new movement.


Today in labor history: California school workers organize union

On Aug. 9, 1927, 10 school custodians met in Oakland, Calif., to form what was to become the 230,000-member California School Employees Association, representing school support staff throughout the state.


Trumka: AFL-CIO to undergo wide-scale revamp

The revamp will meet the conditions of changing workplaces, extend labor's reach, and shift its emphasis within the federation to more inter-union and regional cooperation.


Avondale shipyard story could get a happy ending

The long struggle by thousands of Avondale shipyard workers here to save their jobs appears to have been successful.


Jobs pipeline offers hope

Youth, the unemployed, elected officials, educators, union leaders, and the business community were all represented at a public hearing.