Labor News


Why women unionists back others under attack

First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt once said, "There are only two ways to bring about protection for workers... legislation and unionization."


Chicago Southeast Side rally for teachers (with video)

Teachers, steelworkers, electricians, firefighters and other union members, their families and supporters, rallied here on the Southeast Side to defend teachers and union rights.

For Air Canada workers, tentative pact in tough conditions

Air Canada is the world's ninth largest passenger airline and was an independent government-owned enterprise until its privatization in the 1980s.

Stand Up for Ohio hosts festival to "bring awesome back"

Hear about Stand Up for Ohio's work, and get ready for Aug. 20 festival to bring back awesome to the Buckeye State.


Unionists say America needs collective bargaining

"Our challenge is to build a movement that restores the American Dream," said Communications Workers of America President Larry Cohen.


CWA: “We’ve had no choice but to fight”

Carolyn Wade didn't go looking for a fight, but she's in the middle of a big one: some call it a war on workers.


Largest education union endorses Obama

The 3.2-million-member National Education Association has endorsed President Obama's 2012 re-election campaign.


1.3 million Ohioans say no to anti-labor law

The drive to repeal SB 5, the union-busting law that strips collective bargaining rights from public workers in Ohio, culminated in a massive "People's Parade" to deliver petitions with nearly 1.3 million signatures.


Bus drivers fed up, locked out, then fired

On June 13, the bus drivers of AFSCME Local 3001, who drive the Arlington County, Va., buses, made the declaration that they have had enough.

Attacks on labor end in a whimper

The third big front in the right-wing Republican-business state-by-state war on workers, in Missouri, ended when the state legislature adjourned in May.

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