Labor News

Campaign underway to require paid sick time in Orlando

While only 42,000 signatures are required to get the initiative on the ballot, the coalition hopes to submit 52,000.

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Houston janitors’ strike may spread to other cities

Janitors all over this town, most of whom earn less than $9,000 per year, walked off their jobs yesterday in a strike.

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Hyatt continues attack on housekeepers

The Hyatt hotel chain seems determined to continue an attack on housekeepers that it began more than a year ago when it fired veteran employees in Boston and replaced them with lower paid temporary workers.

Steelworkers, top British union, hold joint Congress

The London conference discussed participation by rank and file delegations of activists in each other's education, rapid response, health and safety, civil rights, and women's conferences.

Right-to-work scheme rears its head in Indiana again

A GOP scheme to make Indiana into a so-called "Right to Work" state, crippling unions by allowing thousands of workers to be freeloaders, has reared its head in the Hoosier State - again.

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Michigan labor ready to march on Labor Day, win in 2012

With a Republican governor and Republican-controlled legislature, Labor Day Mobilization Luncheon took on special significance.

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Verizon workers, allies stage massive contract rally

Verizon, which earns billions in profits and whose chief officer makes $55,000 per day, is attacking the working conditions, health benefits and pensions of its unionized workforce.

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Philly Council passes paid sick days, will mayor sign?

Around 40 percent of all the hourly-wage workers in Philadelphia have no sick days. The bill, if it becomes law, would enable workers to earn one hour of paid sick time for every 40 hours worked.

Asian Americans tackle job discrimination

Job discrimination is on the rise for Asian Americans, one of the fastest-growing minority group in the U.S., and now number 15 million nationwide.

Airport screeners go union

AFGE President John Gage happily announced Transportation Security Administration administrator John Pistole's ruling.

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