Labor News

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Calif. lawmaker introduces bill to let “Gig Economy” workers organize

Uber and Lyft undercut taxis while underpaying drivers and refusing to pick up workplace expenses.

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Unionists cheer as railroad adminstration proposes two-person train crews

This is seen as a big win for rail workers, their unions, their members and rail safety.

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Labor backs two major actions aimed at restoring American democracy

The AFL-CIO's executive council has endorsed two coming April actions aimed at wresting control over the nation's elections from corporations and billionaires.

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Presidential hopefuls on so-called 'free trade' pacts

Defeating anti-worker trade pacts is a key plank in organized labor's Raise The Wage campaign: Labor is not against trade but it's against unfair trade the pacts create.

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The case against Uber

Many people are beginning to question, and think twice, about safety concerns with Uber.

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Nation’s top labor leader calls Trump an “anti-American bigot”

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka challenged Donald Trump's appeal to working class voters.

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“New York is a union town!” Bröd Kitchen workers fight back

Workers and activists flooded the sidewalk surrounding Bröd Kitchen's West Village location in response to its latest slew of retaliatory firings.

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Labor tackles the problem of union members voting for Trump

"Without a countervailing pull of authentic engagement, the appeal of right wing rhetoric will continue."

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Labor movement stepping up its fight against racism

"If we are to succeed, the full range of working peoples' voices must be heard in the internal processes of our movement."

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Labor Spotlight: "My work speaks louder than other peoples' opinions do."

An interview with Theresa King, the first woman ever to be elected as President of the Florida Building and Construction Trades.

 

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