Labor News

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Job growth slowing down

The economy added just 88,000 new jobs in March while the official jobless rate dropped a tad to 7.6 percent from February's 7.7 percent.

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Arizonans fight to keep their mail coming (with video)

Hundreds of passing drivers honked in solidarity with 200 postal workers and community supporters' who rallied here Sunday afternoon to "save the Postal Service." 

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A union leader goes on a crusade for democracy

A top Communications Workers official has taken the union's democracy crusade to the good-government group Common Cause.

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Official jobless rate ticks down; 236,000 new jobs

The nation's jobless rate dropped 0.1 percent in February, to 7.7 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.

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Twin Cities janitors ratify new contracts

"This is a major victory for working families. We work hard to support our families, we fought hard against cuts that would have destroyed thousands of jobs."

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Exchange students walk off the job at McDonald's

These students are finally ready to tell McDonald's, "Enough!"

Fall of “la Maestra” not good news for Mexican workers

Mexican Attorney General Jesus Murillo announced the arrest of the head of the country's most powerful teachers' union and two colleagues.

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Acting labor secretary links wage hikes to unions

U.S. workers' wages rise when U.S. unions thrive, the temporary top man at the U.S. Labor Department, acting Secretary Seth Harris, says.

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Co-workers support threatened Walmart worker

The actions were in solidarity with Lisa Lopez, a Walmart associate who has experienced retaliation from her bosses for her involvement in OURWalmart.

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Detroit needs jobs, not emergency managers

"We don't need an emergency manager; we need someone to help manage our emergency."

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