Labor News

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In terms of minimum wage, California city races to the top

Emeryville, Calif. is putting its minimum wage on track to become the highest in the nation.

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Teacher Appreciation Week in Chicago: a cut in pay?

Teacher Appreciation Week had barely begun when news broke that teachers had to take a seven percent pay cut.

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Today in labor history: “The Song of the Wage-Slave” for May Day

"The land is the landlord's, the trader's is the sea, the ore the usurer's coffer fills - but what remains for me?"

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Trumka: Raising wages is measuring stick for presidential campaign support

"The labor movement's doors are open to any candidate who's serious about transforming our economy with high and rising wages."

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Baltimore unions back Fight for $15

"The same forces that want to privatize the postal system and oppose voting rights want to keep the federal sub-minimum wage just like it is."

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Los Angeles city workers demand good-faith bargaining

The City of Los Angeles has been placed on notice that a possible strike may be necessary in the near future if negotiations continued to be stalled. 

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The fight for $15: A new labor movement is born

Apr. 15 was more than the usual day of demonstrations. It was a turning point in the unity, politics, and organization of the movement to end inequality.

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Workers sue Walmart for retaliatory store closings

"It is no accident that they shut down our store, which has been a one of the most successful centers for organizing."

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LA women on hunger strike for $15 at mayor's door

"We are bringing this fight to the doors of the mayor and city council members, telling them what they are proposing is not enough."

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Low wage workers rally at Connecticut state capitol

The beautiful, sunny day put an extra spring in the steps of the protesters who chanted, "What do we want? -  15!, When do we want it - Now!"

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