October

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Labor board says mining company illegally forced strike

In a win for 100 embattled salt mine workers, the NLRB ruled their employer, Carey Salt, illegally declared impasse in their 2010 contract talks.

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Solidarity grows with Walmart workers

The Walmart store here was buzzing with noontime traffic, as dozens of union and community members gathered by the entrance.

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Today in labor history: The “Great March” for LGBT rights

Activists taking part included House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Latino civil rights figure Cesar Chavez, and then-presidential candidate and civil rights defender Jesse Jackson.

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Going behind the rhetoric on public employee pensions

Wow.  Last week there was yet another out-of-state special interest group trying to tell New Hampshire how to run OUR government.

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Striking Walmart workers: What do we want? Respect!

Striking Walmart workers are making it very clear that if the giant store chain does not address their demands, they will see a most memorable Black Friday.

Workers rights, pensions, and ability to buy elections on state ballots

Workers rights, government workers' pensions and what roles workers - and firms - can play in politics are among the referendums that will greet voters.

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Today in Labor History: Ike apologizes for racist treatment of Ghana official

Eisenhower tried to quiet an international outcry Ghana's finance minister was refused service in a U.S. restaurant because of his skin color.

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Today in labor history: “Boom boom room” costs Wall Street in sex bias payout

Branch managers had been asking female employees to remove their tops in exchange for money. One office featured a "boom boom room" where women were told to "entertain" clients.

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Strike actions hitting Walmart around the country

Everybody sang. Everybody yelled. Everybody marched. The fight is on.

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Chipotle signs “Fair Food” pact with Immokalee workers

Following a six-year struggle, the CIW signed an agreement Oct. 4 with Chipotle Mexican Grill, ending their campaign against the company.

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