Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, where I grew up, is famous for two things: anthracite coal and union organizing.
Hawaiian workers who were members of the ILWU went on strike, seeking higher pay to match that of longshoremen on the West Coast U.S.
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.
The event was about more than pay - the workers live in constant fear; "Once you step into that plant, you cannot speak your mind."
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.
Lee Conley Bradley, who became known as Big Bill Broonzy, was born on June 26 in 1893, as he later said, or possibly in 1905 as family records suggest.
The Supreme Court ruled against the president and supporters in the labor movement by restricting the ability to fill vacant government positions before getting full Senate approval.
With their six-year contract about to expire, talks being held between the ILWU and the managers of Pacific coastal ports are going down to the wire.
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.
Senator Hugo Black, author of the law, initially proposed a 30-hour week. Close to 700,000 workers were benefited from the legislation.