A single mother in South Los Angeles just went on strike for the first time. This is what the fight for a living wage and a union actually looks like.
The AFL-CIO’s sole police union sent a letter to the federation’s president about the issue.
The sit-down protest was the first of its kind by members of OUR Walmart, a group seeking better working conditions and pay for workers. A Walmart spokesman said the union-supported protest does not reflect the views of its other workers.
U.S. employers added about 214,000 jobs in October and the unemployment rate fell to 5.8%.
That’s at least twice what the American Federation of Teachers said it will spend.
“There is no basis to the claims and the investigation is now closed by police.”
Bombs are contributing to the boom in construction costs.
Labels ALP “gutless” who have “lost their moral compass”
Recent Education Department action will allow transgender students “to assert their rights if and when they see that they are being discriminated on their college campuses,” Obama says.
But American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten says the emphasis on testing is damaging Common Core’s reputation elsewhere.
“We try to keep the unions from having a hobby,” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka says.
“The whole thing is smellier than a cesspit,” says one professor.
Spoiler alert: It’s a girl! Warning: graphic images.
The video intern was to get paid in school credit. The listing raised eyebrows after the newspaper’s editorial board criticized the practice, BuzzFeed noted Wednesday.
Only six Liberal pollies have publicly backed same-sex marriage. Has your MP?
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka emphasizes income inequality, minimum wage, and immigration reform in audio message to President Obama.
The National Labor Relations Board claimed that the retail chain has fired and punished employees for participating in legally protected activities.
Philosophical raptor debates by Dinosaur Comic.
Plus the most cringe-worthy metaphors from R. Kelly’s new album, 5 books to buy for booze lovers, and a cute obituary for the ugliest dog ever.
H/t to The Nation for learning it was created by a website tied to a former Walmart exec.
A new labor liaison. And complaints about the Christmas Card list.
They support Obama — but paid for buses that brought protesters to both conventions. Labor official says they didn’t mean to. “Arrest Barack!”
The state has become the site of 2012’s apocalyptic political battles. The ideological heartland.
It’s promises noted in Barack Obama’s 2008 “Blueprint for Change.” Obama promised that he would protect striking workers by banning the permanent replacement of them while on strike. As of today Congress hasn’t acted on the promises, and Obama hasn’t pushed them to. Obama also promised to raise the minimum wage, and adjust it to inflation in both stump speeches and his campaign booklet, saying at times he would raise it every year. As of today the minimum wage remains the same level it was after the last set of raises signed into law by President Bush.
Women have played key roles in workers’ rights movements worldwide for over a century. Images from strikes and protests drive home women’s longstanding commitment to equal pay, fair working conditions, and the right to form unions.
Under immense pressure, Apple decided to let independent auditors into its suppliers’ factories. So we asked other companies: Will you do the same?
You’ve heard about Shenzhen. Now let’s take a tour of the the world’s other electronics manufacturing megacities.
Gov. Haley says: “Jesse Jackson started talkin’ smack to me last week.”
The candidate is under attack from the right for allegedly favoring unions. Pennsylvania labor leaders can’t believe it.