Labor News

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Danville IKEA workers voting today on union

An election today at IKEA's Swedwood furniture plant will determine whether workers at the plant will have a union to represent them.

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NFL owners and players agree on new labor deal

After a 4-and-a-half month lockout in the National Football League, players and owners finally agreed on a new collective bargaining agreement.

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Employers cheat workers and the tax man

Construction companies are cheating the state out of as much as $175 million a year, according to a commentary by the Texas AFL-CIO.

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Longshore workers battle union-buster (video)

EGT, an international consortium in Longview, Wash., is privatizing a public dock, owned by the Port of Longview, and bringing in scab labor to bust the workers' local longshore union.

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Youth spirit sparks Asian American labor meet

APALA's  largest convention ever celebrated outstanding achievements in the fight to stop wage theft and to uphold the rights of immigrant and low-wage workers, and looked ahead to the continuing struggle for good jobs and labor rights for all workers and for a just immigration policy.

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Locked out on the Great Lakes

The epidemic of corporate greed sweeping our nation is alive and well on the Great Lakes.

Unions hit GOP's "Boeing Bill"

What it really is, union leaders say, is a move to strip the NLRB of much of its power to rule for and protect workers' rights.

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Picket lines in 9 cities slam Hyatt

Hotel workers were participating in nationwide coordinated actions that drew thousands of protesters to Hyatts in nine cities around the country.

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UAW sues military contractor over union-busting

A UAW local filed labor charges against giant military contractor Bell Helicopter for "an attempt to weaken and eliminate the union."

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1877 St. Louis General Strike: lessons for today (video)

Labor and community activists gathered in Granite City, Ill., to remember the 1877 St. Louis general strike.

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