Labor News


Today in labor history: Paul Robeson loses passport appeal

On August 16, 1955, internationally known actor, singer and activist Paul Robeson lost his court appeal to force the U.S. State Department to grant him a passport.


Union leaders and allies arrested at Capitol immigration protest

More than 40 immigrant rights, labor, faith, and other leaders were arrested today on Capitol Hill protesting against unjust immigration policies.


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.


Unionists to hit the streets in August for immigration reform

Unionists will hit the streets by the thousands in August, campaigning all-out for comprehensive immigration reform.


Labor movement in for a major makeover

The labor movement, aiming to reverse decades of decline suffered under relentless attacks by the corporate-funded right wing, is headed for a major makeover. 


Today in labor history: “Wobblies” founded in 1905

The Industrial Workers of the World, also known as the "Wobblies," was founded at a 12-day convention in Chicago, June 27, 1905.


North Carolina “Moral Monday” protests battle right-wing agenda

A multi-racial crowd of over 2,500 people rallied outside the North Carolina State Legislature Building.


Today in labor history: The 1937 "Women's Day Massacre"

On June 19, 1937, police in Youngstown, Ohio, used tear gas on women and children, including at least one infant in his mother's arms, during the historic strike at Republic Steel.


Hearings held on ‘right-to-work’ in Ohio

The Manufacturing & Workforce Development Committee of the Ohio legislature, unanimously voted to table three so-called 'right-to-work' bills.


Today in labor history: Paterson silk strikers take to stage

Today in labor history, silk workers held a one-time performance of Paterson Strike Pageant at Madison Square Garden in 1913.

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