Labor News


Today in labor history: Sept 11, 2001

"Unity and solidarity can make us stronger. Mourning is not a cry for vengeance. Together we have to find a way out of the crisis. The Ground Zero solidarity can be turned toward the problems we will face in the days to come."


Fire Fighter leader blasts hypocritical politicians

The nation's politicians, from the federal government on down to city halls, are hypocritical in praising Fire Fighters and other first responders, then cutting public safety budgets.


Union complaint leads to OSHA move against Republic Steel

A Steelworkers complaint led the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to swoop down, earlier this year, on the Republic Steel plant in Canton, Ohio.


Chicago rail workers to vote on joining IWW

Mobile Rail fired three workers on July 26 and 29 after they complained to OSHA about job safety problems. All are IWW supporters. 


Lawmakers probe job safety rules delay

Laws matter. Rules enforcing laws matter. And whether rules are written and enforced, especially for worker safety and health, really matters.


Palermo’s agrees to reinstate eight fired workers

The company also has agreed to post a notice informing workers of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act and to hold a union election.


Sweatshops in America? Yes, at T-Mobile call centers

T-Mobile call center employees are forced to work in a highly stressful setting that demands they meet unrealistic quotas with only a short amount of time to handle customer requests.


Fire fighters organizing memorial for Arizona victims

The Fire Fighters and their Arizona affiliate are organizing a memorial observance and soliciting donations for families of the 19 fire fighters from an elite squad who perished June 30.


Striking rapid transit, city workers rally in Oakland, Calif.

Striking Bay Area Rapid Transit workers and Oakland city workers protested what they said were management's refusal to increase wages and demands for givebacks, despite rising revenues.


NYC AFSCME Council endorses Liu in mayoral race

Saying Comptroller John Liu "would end the favoritism towards the wealthy 1%" and return the government to its people, AFSCME District Council 37 delegates unanimously endorsed his mayoral candidacy.

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