Labor News

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Video: Restaurant workers sing for "Money"

Restaurant workers are sending a message to Albany lawmakers to raise the minimum wage to at least $9.00/hour when they do the budget this month.

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Official jobless rate ticks down; 236,000 new jobs

The nation's jobless rate dropped 0.1 percent in February, to 7.7 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.

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Chicago unions go to bat for immigration reform

Chicago's labor movement turned out in force yesterday to declare support for immediate reform of immigration law.

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Household workers demand rights, bang pots and pans, with video

Hundreds banged pots and pans here yesterday to launch a campaign for a Household Workers Bill of Rights.

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Unions go public with intent to overhaul their own structure

The AFL-CIO will probe new ways of organizing itself and the broader labor movement and its allies to meet what it says are the changing times.

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Labor says tax millionaires to protect Social Security

"Ninety-four percent of the country pays Social Security taxes on all their income. Six percent do not. This has got to change."

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Las Vegas cab company forces a strike

The second largest cab company in Las Vegas has forced its drivers - the first taxi drivers to unionize, more than a decade ago - to strike.

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Collective bargaining easier in Germany

The German model of collective bargaining, and what the U.S. can learn from it, was the top topic of conversation.

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Twin Cities janitors ratify new contracts

"This is a major victory for working families. We work hard to support our families, we fought hard against cuts that would have destroyed thousands of jobs."

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Exchange students walk off the job at McDonald's

These students are finally ready to tell McDonald's, "Enough!"

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