U.S. News


Rally demands justice in Oscar Grant murder case

Hundreds of union and community supporters of justice for Grant rallied outside City Hall Oct. 23, to demand the maximum sentence for Grant's killer, Johannes Mehserle.


Jimmy John workers still fighting despite vote setback

The organizing drive at fast-food chain Jimmy John's in Minneapolis suffered a setback when the union lost in a razor thin 85-87 vote.


Women Wal-Mart workers press class action suit

The 1.2 million present and former female Wal-Mart workers who are victims of the monster retailer's sexual discrimination urged the U.S. Supreme Court to let their class action suit proceed.


Jeers to killing minimum wage - and more

Rosie the Riveter for Lieutenant Governor - good; billions of dollars from mega-corporations into Republican campaign coffers - bad; all that and more!


Union construction jobs at stake Nov. 2

Midterm elections are next week and union construction jobs are up for grabs in California. Nonunion building contractors in the state, hungry for a bigger share of public sector projects in the wake of the building bust, have taken their fight with labor to the ballot box.


What’s a complaint? Supreme Court to decide

That seemingly obvious question landed at the Supreme Court, and its decision could affect whether millions of workers can complain about their pay


Texans kick off early voting

 "Don't be a goat, early vote!" was the slogan on handheld signs at a voter rally on the first day of early voting in Texas.


Labor steps up efforts to prevent GOP takeover

Pollsters are now beginning to predict a better election night for Democrats than they were expecting up until now, with the unprecedented campaign the labor movement has mounted getting much of the credit.


Steelworkers, retirees back Democrat John Boccieri

"It is disgusting that the other side has resorted to lies directed at retirees and seniors, attempting to frighten them into voting against their own interests."


Hilton Hotel workers walk out in three cities

Hotel workers strike Hilton to protest  increasing work loads at the same time the Hilton's owners are receiving $180 million in federal bailout funds.

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