In a Service Employees union hall in Boston, a hospital worker raises her hand.
Additional reporting by Cissy Rebich.
A joyless holiday season faces 70,000 unionized Southern and Central California supermarket workers who have been on strike or locked out since October 11.
The mega-retailer has set its sights on the urban market, but the living-wage movement is putting up a fight.
The signs all over the store proclaiming Everyday Low Prices look the
same (except that they're printed in Chinese), as do the neatly dressed
"associates" patrolling the selling floor.
The retail food workers strike in California may be the first in a series of battles that could shape the future of labor-management relations throughout the US.
Late last week, Yale clerical and maintenance workers who had been striking for three weeks won a contract that will transform the standard of living of clerical workers at the university, as wel
Workers have lost the right to organize. A new effort aims to get
Since 1968 the Democrats have been shut out, more or less, as majority
party. But with a small bump in left-of-center turnout, they'd be
running the country.
This fall will see a fact-finding mission to Iraq to evaluate the condition of workers and the status of the labor movement.