The strikers, members of United Food and Commercial Workers’ Local P-9, cited a wage freeze, dangerous working conditions, and a wage cut as the reasons for the strike.
Supporters call the new policies necessary considering the pervasiveness of underpayment that disproportionately affects Minnesota’s communities of color and immigrants.
Five of the deaths were due to falls.
For her troubles, she was called before the House Committee on Un-American Activities in 1962.
Members of the Socialist Workers Party and Teamsters union local 544 were accused of conspiracy to overthrow the government under the Alien Registration Act.
“The best anti-poverty program is a job,” goes the expression. And who could disagree? But Americans value employment for more than its ability to put food on the table.
Changes in the economy and the organizing environment have dealt blows to the labor movement.
Labor saw in Puzder an almost cartoonish villain.
The pact is caught between an election-wary Congress and two presidential candidates who’ve come out against it.
More than anything else, organized labor, collective bargaining, and the willingness to go out on strike created the American middle class.
The janitors’ union is fighting for a $15 minimum wage and workload limitations.
At one company’s branch in Chattanooga, Tennessee, a request for white men was known as an order for “country boys,” according to three former employees.
Minneapolis-based Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en la Lucha tries to fill a role historically played by unions — educating workers about their rights and teaching negotiation skills.
Although the strike failed, it was one of the largest labor conflicts in Minnesota history.
The orchestra’s finances might not be as stable as they seem.
“No trucks shall be moved! By nobody!” was the rallying cry of Minneapolis Teamsters Local 574 as they struck in the summer of 1934.
Ours are two separate campaigns, but workers are united in our struggles to make ends meet for our families.
WASHINGTON — Kline is holding a hearing Thursday about potential consequences of a regional NLRB decision allowing Northwestern University athletes to unionize.
In this year’s first episode, more than 100 workers sewing for Puma and Adidas dropped to the floor in a single day.
A drive by Northwestern athletes to organize a union could have implications for other Division I schools.