Labor News


Today in labor history: First recorded strike in Egypt, maybe ever

On this day in the year 1170 BCE, the first recorded strike took place against the building of pyramids.


New federal education aid bill: Teachers unions weigh in

NEA, AFT, and AFSA lobbied their lawmakers long and hard to change the No Child Left Behind law.


High court tackles four important cases involving workers, unions

The U.S. Supreme Court appears poised to drastically rewrite not just labor law, but working conditions in the U.S.



Today in labor history: Joe Hill ain’t never died

On this day, one hundred years ago, the legendary working-class troubadour Joe Hill was executed by a firing squad.


SEIU endorses Hillary Clinton

The SEIU board voted on Nov. 17 to endorse former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination. 


Sanders, O’Malley urge Mass. IKEA to recognize union

Workers at the IKEA warehouse in Stoughton, Mass., were forced to strike on Nov. 16.


Workers unite across the nation in the Fight for 15

"Before I started with Fight for 15, the management would scream and degrade us in front of people; now they actually treat us with respect."


Walmart workers to fast 15 days at Walton family homes

On Nov. 20 #Fastfor15 will mobilize outside of the Walton home in NYC, and on Nov. 24h, outside the Walton home in California.


Today in labor history: 113-day strike against GM in 1945

The UAW organized 320,000 hourly workers in 96 plants to launch a nationwide strike against the GM corporation.


Fight for $15 comes to Palm Coast, Florida

In one of Florida's newer retiree communities, activists rallied in support of the national day of action for Fight for $15. 

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