Labor News

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Campaign intensifies to free Iranian trade unionists

CODIR says it regards the current period as an important opportunity to put effective pressure on the government of President Hassan Rouhani.

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St. Louis unions giving to charities big time

When Americans think of labor unions, they think of union members campaigning for causes. But unions are a lot more, and their charity efforts in the St. Louis area show it.

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IAM Boeing workers narrowly approve 8-year contract extension

Machinists who work for Boeing in the Puget Sound area, around Portland, Ore., and in Wichita, Kansas, narrowly approved an eight-year contract extension with Boeing.

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Boeing continues to play one state off against another

SEATTLE (PAI)-Members of the International Association of Machinists in the Pacific Northwest are voting today on an 8-year contract extension offer from Boeing that many are unhappy with.

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Unions battle “Scrooge” Congress on transportation needs

Federal transportation funding is so skimpy that Congress acts like Scrooge when it comes to helping pay for the nation's roads, subways, buses and other transportation.

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2013: Year of the bold new labor movement

This year organized labor joined with community, civil rights and other organizations and, together, they fashioned themselves into a new movement.

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Port workers in 10 nations taking on IKEA

Port unions in 10 nations demonstrated against multinational furniture giant Ikea's lockout of 350 Teamsters workers.

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Community to casino: Stop harassing your workers!

Clergy and community leaders from Chicago and the northwest suburbs delivered a petition today signed by 33 allies supporting employees at the Rivers Casino Des Plaines.

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Union women call for freedom of Cuban 5

The five Cubans referred to in the resolution were arrested in 1998 and convicted following a controversial trial for monitoring Miami-based groups planning terrorist actions in Cuba.

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Amazon workers battle their bosses in Seattle and Germany

Thus far, Amazon's anti-union bias has thwarted any attempts by its U.S. warehouse workers to have a union.

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