Labor News


Congress Hotel strikers on 9th anniversary: “We’re not going anyplace”

"We're not going anyplace, we're still here and we're going to be loud and proud at our protests!"


At DoubleTree, workers fight for "better Florida"

Over 500 Unite Here members, brothers and sisters from other unions, and community allies rallied June 13 outside Orlando's only union hotel.


Chicago teachers cast overwhelming strike authorization vote

With Chicago teachers facing a hostile mayor and Chicago Board of Education in negotiations for a new contract, 90% of teachers union members have voted to authorize a strike.


NLRB: GOP heavy hitter Adelson must bargain with guards’ union

None of the 40,000 workers at any Sands casino are unionized.


In Missouri, some Republicans help stop anti-union push

A dozen or so Republicans signaled their leadership that they wanted no part of the anti-union agenda.


After Wisconsin, unions say they’re in for the long haul

The nation's union presidents emphasized the positive impact of mobilizing union members nationwide for politics after the bitterly contested Wisconsin recall election.


Unions mount effort to end Bush tax cuts

A coalition of unions and progressive groups launched a grassroots effort to end the Bush tax cuts by the end of this year.


Teamsters ratify new contract with Sotheby's, ending 10-month lockout

The 42 Teamsters who work as art handlers for the famed Sotheby's auction house in Manhattan overwhelmingly ratified a new 3-year contract with the firm on May 31, ending the company's 10-month lockout.


The Battle of Toledo

Today in labor history: On May 23, 1934 workers in Toledo Ohio, overcame police and company strike breaking efforts.


Striking Red Cross workers' life blood on the line

"Working at a site without air on a 90-degree day and trying to keep my staff and donors from passing out was part of my daily challenge."

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