Labor News

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Want to raise your pay? Join a union

Go show this column to your non-union neighbors.

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Six months after lockout, workers stage 'back to work' action at American Crystal Sugar

The union's action came after the latest federal mediation session ended with American Crystal Sugar continuing to insist on its July 28, 2011 contract offer-which union members voted down 90-10 percent.

Communications workers endorse Obama

CWA's statement praised Obama but also took hard shots at the current GOP leader, former Massachusetts Governor and Bain Capital CEO Mitt Romney.

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Biden: GOP doesn’t understand middle class

Most of his speech alternated between jabs at GOP leaders, and defense of the Obama administration's actions.

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GOP forces anti-labor provisions into transport bills

That rewrite, an attempt to end a fight over union recognition votes at airlines and railroads, ended up leaving workers and their unions with the short end of the stick.

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“Right to Work” for less passes, Indiana’s workers refuse to give up

Many working people gathered in Indianapolis over the past few weeks to stand up against this legislation.

Thousands join picket lines at Kaiser Permanente’s California hospitals

Thousands of workers at Kaiser Permanente facilities across California marched on picket lines.

Union membership up slightly, despite attacks

Membership in unions increased by 49,000 from 2010 to 2011, including 15.000 new members in the 16 to 24-year-old range.

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Auto jobs grow despite Republican opposition

More than jobs are back: New polls in Michigan show Obama has jumped ahead of his Republican opponents here.

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Indy Occupy movement joins with labor unions in protest at Super Bowl Village

About 200 people including union members and the Occupy movement gathered on the south steps of the Indiana Statehouse recently to voice their outrage over the "right to work" bill. 

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