Labor News

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Unions battle employers that use arbitration to curb worker rights

The direct attack on worker rights engineered by Gov. Scott Walker is only one front of the war on workers.

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OSHA fines Tyson 263k after faulty machine amputates worker’s finger

OSHA said the worker had his finger amputated by the machine when he was trying to remove chicken parts jammed in its conveyor belt.

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De Blasio order mandates employer neutrality in NYC union drives

The New York mayor said his executive order would mandate labor peace on construction and retail by “preventing disruptions” while benefiting the workers.

 

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Trump adds Philippines to terror list, Asian-American labor responds

"Donald Trump disrespects Filipinos and exposes his own ignorance and racism," said SEIU Vice President Luisa Blue.

 

 

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To November and beyond: #Fightfor15 convention showcases a worker-led movement

Thousands of low-wage workers from across the country convened in the old capital of the Confederacy for the first ever national Fight for $15 meeting.

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Actors union lines up political support for Telemundo organizing drive

NBC-Universal owns Telemundo, but the unorganized actors don't get residuals or health care, guaranteed wage minimums or meal breaks. 

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At a critical moment, labor’s cause is racial, economic justice

"The names, the hashtags represent real people in our very own community; they have jobs; they work alongside us; they have families; they were our high school classmates."

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U.S. unions, lawmakers protest Rousseff overthrow in Brazil

 "What we're seeing in Brazil is a power-grab by politicians who weren't able to win at the ballot box."

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OSHA hits poultry producer Pilgrim’s Pride, UFCW calls “medical malfeasance”

Pilgrim's Pride "did not furnish a place of employment free from the recognized hazards likely to cause or serious physical harm" to workers.

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Two massive unions, SEIU and AFSCME, announce partnership, potential merger

The detailed plan builds on an existing alliance between those two unions and the American Federation of Teachers.

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