Labor News


Safety tops strike demands for oil workers at BP refinery

The workers' demands center on health and safety issues, contracting jobs out to non-union workers and health care.


Postal unions plan national protests vs. closings

The nation's four postal employee unions are uniting for the Nov. 14 protest against planned Jan. 2015 shutdown of 82 more distribution centers.


USW rolls out platform, denounces greedy forces out to destroy workers

Delegates adopted a multi-point action platform for coming years to battle what President Gerard called "shrewd, greedy and powerful" forces out to destroy workers.


The doctor will see you now at Plumbers Local 98's union hall

Plumbers Local 98 has joined those forward-thinking building trades unions on the cutting edge that take control of their healthcare challenges.


Nurses to strike this week at Bay Area hospitals

Concerns about safe staffing levels are one cause of the planned strikes: RNs are unable to take meal and rest breaks without leaving patients with inadequate staffing care


AFL-CIO leaders: GOP suing Obama to conceal its non-agenda

Republican House Speaker Boehner is pushing a lawsuit against Obama to deflect attention from the fact that there are unmet needs in this country and his party has no agenda.



Home care workers file for largest union election in Minnesota history

Pay is so low that many caregivers qualify for food stamps, don’t get paid sick leave or health or retirement benefits.


NNU: Big hospital chain retaliates vs. nurses who led patient safety campaign

"These disgraceful firings are being carried out in direct retaliation for the public advocacy of these courageous nurses."


Young workers may pay zero premiums under Obamacare

The no premium plans were designed to encourage young and healthy people to enter (some) exchanges easily, enroll, and not worry about paying a penalty.


Miners reach retiree settlement with Patriot Coal

TRIANGLE, Va.- The United Mine Workers of America has reached a global settlement with Peabody Energy and Patriot Coal that will provide funding of more than $400 million to cover future health care benefits for retirees affected by the bankruptcy of Patriot Coal.

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