Category: Workers' Rights
UW Stadium Workers Win Outsourcing Settlement
The UW was taught an important lesson by approximately 20 skilled trades workers who play a vital role in making the university a world-class facility: If you violate the collective bargaining agreement, you can expect to pay a huge price.
Rauner’s Anti-Union Scheme Boosts Illinois Local
There’s a right way to respond to the vicious attacks that many public workers are facing across the nation, and an Illinois AFSCME local just reminded us how.
LIVE: Justice for Homecare Tribunal
Home care providers in California are speaking out and organizing for change. Watch the livestream.
New Mexico Right-to-Work Bill Defeated in Committee
The right-to-work scam was voted down by the pro-worker majority in the New Mexico Senate, a huge victory for labor and community activists who were speaking out against the controversial proposal in public hearings, rallies and town hall meetings.
Workers Deserve ‘Free and Fair’ Union Elections
A California registered nurse whose efforts to form a union were foiled told a House subcommittee March 4 that federal rules intended to make union election procedures more fair to workers should be allowed to take effect next month.
Right to Work’s Racist Roots
Wisconsin is the latest state where political extremists are pushing the right-to-work scam. The laws have one main goal: busting unions. But aside from the scam’s union-busting agenda, right to work also has a sordid racial past.
Chicago Cab Drivers Lobby City Hall on Safety, ‘Rideshare’
Following their successful protest over serious public safety and economic security concerns, Cab Drivers United/AFSCME Council 31 is ratcheting up the fight, taking it to City Hall with a petition campaign.
Indiana Labor Growing Despite Roadblocks
Reports of organized labor’s demise in Indiana have been greatly exaggerated, to paraphrase Mark Twain. In spite of political and legislative attacks over the past decade, Indiana’s labor movement has grown by 50,000 new members since 2012.
Stop ‘Fast Track’ in Its Tracks
Trade deals that only consider corporate interests can hurt America’s working families. They make it easier for corporations to send American jobs overseas, devastating communities such as Detroit.
Wisconsin Workers to Turn Up the Volume
Thousands of Wisconsin workers will descend on the Capitol in Madison at noon Saturday for a rally that promises to be even larger and louder than the two that took place earlier this week. Come join!
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