Labor News


Scott Walker escalates his war on workers

Expanding on the hatred of unions that he imposed as Wisconsin's governor, right wing GOP presidential hopeful Scott Walker is proposing to abolish the NLRB.


Illinois GOP governor solicits retirees as strikebreakers

Rauner also failed to deny reports that he is considering calling on the Illinois National Guard to replace state workers in the event of a lockout or strike.


Illinois Gov. Rauner's anti-labor ploy actually boosts a union local

When many working families are facing hardship and workers' rights are under attack, solidarity is still our best defense.


AFSCME grows by 90,000 since January

The union sees its successful organizing campaign as a clear indication that face-to-face organizing is the proper response to what has been an onslaught of attacks on public service workers.


Union and mayor agree on contract for 121,000 NYC workers

The DC37 pact, which covers workers at 53 locals, is important as a potential pacesetter for other unions in the Big Apple.


Britain: Biggest walkout in a generation

Workers from many walks of life will join picket lines a day after Tories threatened to impose new anti-union laws if they win the next election.


In LA and Illinois, unions fight legal battles vs. pension cuts

The LA pension case affects 20,000 present municipal workers and the Illinois case affects 621,000 workers and retirees.


Today in labor history: Rochester general strike

On May 28, 1946, more than 30,000 workers in Rochester, N.Y., staged a successful one-day general strike. 


Oregon ‘right-to-work’ initiative dropped

Sponsors of two anti-union initiative petitions agreed to withdraw their measures aimed at the Oregon ballot in November. 


Thousands jam Pennsylvania's capital to protest union-killing bill

Thousands jammed the streets around the State Capitol building here today to protest the latest in a sting of attempts by state Republicans to kill union rights for public workers and eventually all workers in Pennsylvania.

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