September

Labor fights to recognize Native American rights

The AFL-CIO is fighting to add a new constituency group for Native Americans to its roster.

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Labor youth summit opens in Minneapolis

The conference includes young workers, young union organizers and students, and is part of the AFL-CIO's attempts, over the last two years, to reach workers under age 35.

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Postal workers rally in St. Louis (video)

Postal workers held hundreds of simultaneous rallies all across the country to bring attention to a bill that would address the manufactured financial crisis facing the Postal Service.

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Workers demonstrate to save the U.S. mail

Postal workers and their supporters here were among many thousands throughout the country who demonstrated to save the U.S. Postal Service from austerity measures

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OSHA warns hair salons on worker exposure to formaldehyde

The federal agency is warning the nation's hair salons - again - about the exposure of their low-paid female workers to formaldehyde present in hair smoothing and straightening products.

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Longshore union leader: "We're putting our bodies on the line."

Hundreds of port workers have voluntarily stood in front of trains carrying grain to an outlaw company in Longview, Washington. Their struggle has made news across the nation and around the world.

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Labor takes fight against the right into the courts

Labor's fight against the radical Right isn't just occurring in the streets or at the ballot box. Unions are challenging the Right Wing's schemes in court, too.

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Paid sick days the law now in Seattle

Seattle's mayor signed the historic bill Friday. Every worker in the city, depending upon his or her conditions of employment, is now guaranteed five to nine sick days per year.

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NBA cancels games as lockout continues

NBA postpones training camp and preseason games, putting the season in question.

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Thousands of California nurses strike to fight takeaways

The nurses were among 23,000 of their co-workers holding a one-day strike at three-dozen Sutter Health and Kaiser Permanente facilities in northern and central California, as well as Oakland Children's Hospital.

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