Labor News

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AFGE leader calls GOP plan for federal workers a “spoils” system

"The platform advocates such profound changes to the terms of government employment that it would bring to end the merit-based, apolitical civil service system."

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Unions can organize temps alongside permanent workers

The ruling by the National Labor Relations Board means that employers can no longer use temps as a union avoidance tactic.

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NLRB judge rejects union’s complaint about AT&T button ban, then allows the button

The full NLRB itself ruled last year the banned button did not break labor law.

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“Taking a man’s job”: Video tells story about gender and workplace

The first journeywoman cable splicer in the Midwest for AT&T speaks out about gender discrimination.

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Cleveland unions blast GOP on eve of their convention

"All working people should be alarmed by Trump.  He represents a real danger to our living standards and well-being."

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Nurses union asks OSHA for workplace violence standard

National Nurses United has formally petitioned OSHA to pass a new standard that would help prevent violent attacks on healthcare workers.

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Veterans’ Affairs union: Trump will “throw vets to the wolves”

Privatizing the VA hospital network remains a GOP priority.

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VA union blasts recommendation to break up, privatize vets’ health care system

"Destroying this system creates dangerous gaps in treatment and missed opportunities to heal veterans."

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Union anti-Trump rally focuses on his D.C. hotel construction site

"Stop hate! Dump Trump!" "Hey, hey, ho, ho, Donald Trump has got to go!" were among the chants from demonstrators.

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Rail workers group condemns allowance of single-worker freight trains

Railroad workers are organizing for more effective rulemaking.

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