labor unions

Vegas 98 Arrests in Casino Worker Protest

March 21, 2013, 9:40 am

Vegas 98 Arrests: Members of Culinary Workers Local 226 blocked traffic on the Las Vegas Strip Wednesday, leading to 98 arrests. The planned act of civil disobedience comes [...]

Police Should Not Investigate Their Own Blacklist, Construction Workers Demand

March 4, 2013, 8:17 pm

London Metropolitan Police Service is accused of forming a list including trade unionists, lawyers, and environmental activists, that was sold to multinationals.

Labor Unions State Their Case

March 1, 2013, 12:24 am

With a minimum wage hike on the table at the national and state level, workers rights have become a contentious issue in 2013.

Port Strike Threatens East and Gulf Coasts

December 20, 2012, 9:30 pm

Mediated negotiations between the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) and the United States Maritime Alliance, Ltd. (USMX) are going so badly that a port strike [...]

Michigan Passes “Right to Work” Bill

December 11, 2012, 8:47 pm

The Republican-majority Michigan legislature passed controversial right to work legislation on Dec. 11.

Scandinavian Airline’s ‘Dirty Harry Tactics’ Raise Eyebrows

November 28, 2012, 12:35 am

Scandinavian airline issued unprecedented ultimatum to employees with no room for negotiation: agree to lower wages and other cuts or the company will go bankrupt.

Hostess to Enter Mediation With Union

November 19, 2012, 10:35 pm

Hostess Brands announced Monday it would follow a request handed down by U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York to take part in a mediation with a major [...]

Canadian Unions Decry Importing Chinese Labor for Mines

October 31, 2012, 7:06 pm

A group representing more than 50 labor unions in British Columbia, Canada, is wading into the growing controversy surrounding a plan to use foreign labor in four new coal [...]

Police to Dig up Driveway in Jimmy Hoffa Search

September 27, 2012, 10:29 pm

Police will excavate the driveway of a home in suburban Detroit in search of former Teamsters union boss, Jimmy Hoffa, who disappeared nearly 40 years ago.

S. Africa Police Fire on Striking Miners, 18 Dead

August 16, 2012, 1:26 pm

A shootout between striking miners and police in South Africa on Thursday left at least 18 dead in only three minutes.

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