October

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Airport concession workers picket for labor rights

Solidarity was in the air Oct. 26 as members of UNITE HERE! Local 2850 and other unions and community groups held an informational picket...

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Teamsters sanitation workers picket private firm in 19 cities

Some 1,000 Teamsters sanitation workers picketed a private refuse company, Republic/Allied Waste, in 19 cities nationwide on Oct. 25.

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Sensata closes for weekend over “Bainport” publicity

Not only will Romney profit from outsourcing through stock he owns, but his 2011 tax returns reveal he got a huge tax break by moving Sensata stock to a charity organization he controls.

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Indiana ‘right to work’ law headed for court showdown

Indiana's newly enacted so-called "right to work" law, which deprives unions of money they need to represent workers, is headed for a showdown in state courts.

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Labor launches national boycott of American Crystal Sugar

"We have to do something dramatic to call attention to what has become a common form of warfare against workers."

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Silicon Valley protests Hyatt abuse of women

A broad cross section of Silicon Valley joined Hyatt hotel workers in front of the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara last week, speaking out against Hyatt's abuse of women workers.

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Workers, students protest Walmart across the U.S.

"Walmart is the biggest employer in the country and they have some of the lowest and most stagnant wages in the country, and that needs to change."

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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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Walmart warehouse workers win strike, full back pay

In what is being described as a historic victory, 38 workers at Walmart's largest distribution center in North America ended their 21-day strike and have returned to work.

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Opponents of outsourcing arrested at Bain plant for blocking trucks

Three supporters of outsourced workers were arrested this morning for blocking equipment removal at the Bain-owned Sensata Technologies plant.

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