Labor News


Pride at Work protests gay group's endorsement of Walmart

"A  war on worker rights to come together and fight for a voice on the job is being waged by corporations that HRC asks the LGBT community to celebrate."


CWA's new leadership eyes labor's political independence

Steffen stressed "unity and militancy at the bargaining table" and his commitment to the campaign against big business and big givers' monetary dominance in politics.


Cleveland labor launches campaign against racism

The North Shore AFL-CIO Federation of Labor has launched a campaign to support the fight against racism.


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."


GOP filibuster defeats paycheck fairness act, again

Women's' groups calculate the median female worker loses $11,600 yearly to the discriminatory wage gap.



Unions celebrate LGBTQ progress, say challenges remain

To become more inclusive, to increase efforts to protect transgender workers and to fight for state laws that prevent employers from firing workers for their sexual orientation or gender expression.


Today in labor history: Title IX enacted

Title IX prohibits federally funded educational institutions from discriminating against students or employees based on sex.


New York City settles suit by minority firemen

A settlement has been reached in a discrimination suit filed by the Vulcan Society and the city over the use of racially based civil service tests that favored white applicants.


Lawmakers unveil bill to hold employers responsible for supervisors’ sexual harassment

A coalition of congressional Democrats introduced legislation to hold employers responsible for their lower-level supervisors' sexual harassment of workers.

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