Labor News

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State workers' lobby day important for all workers

The immediate struggle for pay raises and collective bargainingis part of the larger, national context for democracy and progressive change.

Minn. GOP assaults workers with constitutional amendments

Right to work sounds innocent enough in name, but in reality it is yet another corporate attack on middle class families.

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Anti-worker legislation’s negative impact on women, minorities

The anti-worker legislation pushed for the last 18 months by the Big Business-GOP cabal has a disproportionate impact on women and minorities.

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Santorum as president? A nightmare for Steelworkers leader

Leo Gerard, president of the Steelworkers, described over breakfast his recurring nightmare.

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Unions endorse Obama, gear up for fight vs. 1%

Podhorzer said that by the end of today the AFL-CIO would be kicking off its 2012 election effort by issuing an official endorsement of President Obama's bid for re-election.

Labor leaders to focus on 2012 election

As might be expected in a presidential election year, politics will take center stage when the AFL-CIO Executive Council meets.

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Top union-hating contractor backs Romney

Romney's opposition to project labor agreements won him a standing ovation from the anti-worker, anti-union group.

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Autoworkers say: Let Romney go bankrupt

Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney came to town Friday, but autoworkers were in no mood to give him a free pass.

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AFL-CIO: Republicans voted almost 100% wrong on labor issues

The party cleavage was stark in the GOP-run House last year on key votes. Unions use the AFL-CIO figures as part of their evaluations when deciding, locally, whether to support or oppose an incumbent lawmaker.

Missouri Republicans press slew of anti-immigrant bills

The Missouri Legislature is debating anti-immigrant bills targeting students, non-English-speaking drivers and the federal government.

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