Having organized over 10,000 new members in the past year, delegates enthusiastically agreed to organize at least 10,000 new members every year until their next convention in 2019.
Port truck drivers say they were left with no choice but to walk off their jobs; the companies that employ them continually rob them of their wages and retaliate against them when they try to unionize.
In an anti-union decision, the Supreme Court voted to legalize "free riders" in cases where state or local governments and individuals jointly employ caregivers.
Home care workers and consumers are ready to stand up for quality home care in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Harris v. Quinn today.
The federal minimum wage for workers who depend on tips is $2.13 hourly and it hasn't risen in more than 20 years. And employers routinely cheat the tipped workers.
The workers are still part-timers, and their compensation is still far from the level that New Haven school custodians enjoyed before the privatization hit.
Today, fast food workers around the world are engaging in a one-day strike calling for higher wages and the right to form a union.
"Federal employees are a devoted and resilient bunch. They despise what politicians have done to them."
Most Californians are well aware that the state minimum wage is going up to $10.00/hour. But when and how?
Eddie Mallon is 70 years old. As a Laborers Local 147 member in New York, he worked as a sandhog for 44 years. He doesn't now, because that job - eventually - will kill him.