Labor News


AFL-CIO backs legislation to curb execs’ revolving door to D.C.

"Hard-working families can't afford to have the financial industry and government creating a cozy relationship that allows Wall Street to write its own rules."


ATU: “A Common-Sense Bus Safety Proposal”

Putting intercity bus drivers under federal overtime pay laws would raise their pay, lower their fatigue, and cut fatal bus crashes and deaths.


Nevada unions to Trump: pay your hotel’s workers fair wages

As far as Nevada's unions are concerned, Donald Trump should put his money where his mouth is.


Today in labor history: United Farm Workers launch the lettuce boycott

Forty-five years ago on this date, UFW Organizing Committee leader César Chávez called for a consumer boycott of lettuce.


Black union leaders speak out on labor movement’s future

A new 35-page white paper, "A Future for Workers: A Contribution From Black Labor," was released by the Black Labor Collaborative.


Top AFL-CIO officials: “U.S. labor law must catch up”

Modernized global economy requires a rewrite of the National Labor Relations Act and U.S. agreement and obedience to international labor law standards.


Today in labor history: first edition of IWW Little Red Songbook

The book is a compilation of tunes, hymns, and songs to help build morale, promote solidarity, and lift the bleak spirits of the working class.


OSHA proposes cutting worker exposure to beryllium by 90 percent

Beryllium is a heavy metal whose inhalation causes a chronic lung disease and may lead to lung cancer.


First female U.S. train engineer inducted into N.D. Railroad Hall of Fame

Thirty-nine years ago, Ramona Dockter became the first female freight train engineer.


Labor board punts college athletes' try to unionize on technicality

By a 5-0 vote, the National Labor Relations Board on August 17 tossed out college athletes' - in this case, Northwestern University's football players' - attempt to unionize.


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