Day Of Typical CEO Pays More Than Year For Typical Worker

By Leo Gerard, -

Fat Tuesday is Mardi Gras, a day of revelry, gluttony, intoxication and showers of shiny plastic beads. It is the party to end all parties because it’s followed by Ash Wednesday, when Lenten [...]

Labour Unions Protest Against Tim Hortons’ Reaction To New Minimum Wage

By Staff, -

TORONTO (CP) — Protesters rallied outside Tim Hortons locations across Ontario Wednesday to show support for employees after some franchisees made benefits and break cuts after a minimum wage [...]

Iowa Fast-Food, Hospital Workers Protest Gov. Reynolds

Gov. Reynolds and Republican state lawmakers have waged a string of attacks on workers’ unions in recent years. Last February, then-Gov. Terry Branstad signed into law a bill endorsed by then-Lt. [...]

Iceland Makes It Illegal To Pay Men More Than Women

By Staff, -

A new law making it illegal to pay men more than women has taken effect in Iceland. The legislation, which came into force on Monday, the first day of 2018, makes Iceland the first country in the [...]

When Companies Deny Climate Science, Their Workers Pay

By Carla Santos Skandier, -

After decades spreading misinformation about greenhouse gas emissions’ role as a driver of climate change, the deceptive tactics of the fossil fuel industry are slowly beginning to backfire. In [...]

2017 Year In Review: Turning Lemons Into Lemonade

By Alexandra Bradbury, and Samantha Winslow, -

If there’s one lesson labor can draw from the events of 2017, it’s this—to survive and grow in the face of a nationally coordinated employer offensive, we’ll have to use the attacks against us as [...]

12 Charts Show Real Problems Policies Must Tackle, Not Made-Up Ones

By Staff, -

Inequalities, and the inequities in opportunity that they represent, permeate all areas of American society. The real problems policies must tackle include stagnating wages of American workers [...]

Labor Storm Brewing From Below As Workers Attacked From Above

By Shaun Richman, -

The first year of any Republican presidential administration is sure to bring new attacks on unions and their allies. This year has seen plenty of anti-labor offensives, as well as inspiring [...]

Tips Should Go To Workers, Not Their Bosses

By Negin Owliaei, -

Thea Bryan is a single mother putting herself through graduate school. She spends her days at an unpaid internship for her social work program. At nights, she bartends for tips. Sometimes, the [...]

$2 Billion In Stolen Wages Recovered For Workers In 2015 & 2016

By Celine McNicholas, Zane Mokhiber, and Adam Chaikof -

What this study finds: In 2015 and 2016, a total of $2 billion in stolen wages ($880.3 million in 2015; $1.1 billion in 2016) were recovered for workers by the U.S. Department of Labor ($246.8 [...]

Hundreds Of Workers Go On Strike At Reagan National & Dulles

By Nick Iannelli -

WASHINGTON — Hundreds of contracted airport service workers walked off the job Wednesday morning at Dulles International and Reagan National airports, speaking out against their employer and [...]

CUNY Workers Say: ‘Resist Austerity!’

By G. Dunkel , -

Holding a huge, electrified banner reading “Resist austerity,” while chanting to the rhythm of a brass band, hundreds of members of the Professional Staff Congress marched from the Graduate [...]

How New Orleans Hospitality Workers Organize Their Industry

By Kat Stromquist, -

On a chilly evening just before Thanksgiving, about a dozen New Orleans Hospitality Workers Committee (NOHWC) members were gathered around a long table in a well-worn Claiborne Avenue meeting [...]

Lessons From Sea-Tac: Rebuilding The Labor Movement

By Dan Sisken, -

By Dan Sisken for Occupy - Over the past several decades with the decline of manufacturing and the worsening of labor law, organized labor in the United States has experienced a critical decrease [...]

Physically Broken Amazon Workers Strike On Black Friday

By Massimo Franchi, -

By Massimo Franchi for il manifesto. Amazon workers are striking in Italy, the first for the country and one of historical importance. On Black Friday morning at 5 a.m., union leaders walked out [...]