Labor News

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-taxrich520x300.jpg

Missourians: Real deficit is the jobs deficit

"We cannot cut our way to job creation," the Rev. Roosevelt Broadnax told labor and community allies.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-shameonsnyder520x300.jpg

Signed in secret, Michigan law takes effect in April

The "right to work for less" law can be overturned.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-KirkProtest4.jpg

Union reps warn of “devastating” budget cuts

The unions and their allies have launched campaigns against the budget cutting ideas, contacting lawmakers both in D.C. and at home.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-palermos450x300.jpg

Badgers find Palermo pizza hard to swallow

Palermo's factory workers banded together and presented their employer with a petition stating their intent to unionize so they could effectively discuss issues of safety, health and wages.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-classroom510x300.jpg

AFT proposes setting higher standards for teacher training, entry into profession

"Too many new teachers enter our schools feeling unprepared. We shouldn't tolerate that in a profession so important to our country's future."

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-iww2.jpg

Today in Labor History: First ever sit-down strike

On this day in 1906, the first ever sit-down strike in American history took place at the General Electric plant in Schenectady, N.Y.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-support-musicians.jpg

Minnesota lockouts don’t stop holiday music

Symphony halls will be full as orchestra musicians - many who are members of American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (AFM) - fill the air with holiday-themed concerts.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-workers-with-banner.jpg

Airport concession workers demand labor rights

Non-union workers at Oakland Airport were backed by their union counterparts as they told the port commissioners just why they are struggling for the right to organize.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-rally-photo.jpg

Hundreds in NYC demand better wages, conditions for low-wage workers

Several thousand marched from 34 Street and Broadway to Times Square to rally for living wages here and around the country.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-shipyard520x300.jpg

Today in labor history: Steam boiler operators unionize

Canadian workers joined the union a year after it was formed, at which point it came to be called the International Union of Steam Engineers.

185 86 87 88 89162