Minimum-wage workers, labor activists, employment attorneys and other supporters packed a public hearing at Town Hall Seattle on Wednesday night to push for a $15-an-hour minimum wage. The hearing involved the Mayor’s Income Inequality Advisory Committee and the Seattle City Council, marking the ...
A surprisingly strong jobs report last week had workers, economists and labor attorneys cheering at the promising trend in employment figures.  Yet as the U.S. job market improves, its basic character is also changing, creating new winners and losers. Warehouses and trucking companies are employ...
In a vote last month, union machinists at Boeing rejected a multi-year contract to build the new 777x jetliner, choosing workers’ rights and dignity over a paycheck. The International Association of Machinists District 751 states that it will not accept a proposal that would have gutted workers' p...
The Department of Labor recently announced it will be awarding over $30 million in grants to a dozen community-based organizations offering employment training, education and other services to formerly incarcerated women and juveniles. Secretary of Labor Seth D. Harris released a statement explaini...
On the afternoon before this past Thanksgiving, Walmart worker Vanessa Ferreira went on strike at her St. Cloud, FL store. As news organizations reported at the time, most Walmart shoppers completely overlooked the rather humble occasion of Ferreira's walkout, which was a protest against the retail ...