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Why We Are Honoring Maina Kiai: Defending the Freedom of Association Is Central to Upholding Human Rights

On the occasion of International Human Rights Day—at a time when human, labor and civil rights are under attack in the United States and globally—it is critical that workers are empowered to speak up and act out for justice. Human rights...Show More Summary

This Day in Labor History: November 27, 1937

On November 27, 1937, the International Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU) debuted its play “Pins and Needles,” which would become the longest running musical of the 1930s. This cultural form of labor feminism at a time when organized labor was dominated by male workers is a vital and important moment both in the cultural history […]

O’Hare Int’l Employees to Strike on Nov. 29 as Part of Fight for $15 Movement

Hundreds of workers at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport have planned a strike on Nov. 29 to coincide with a Fight for $15 nationwide day of protest. The Chicago Tribune reports that Fight for $15 said Monday that it will not back down from activism in the face of Donald Trump’s election  and an incoming administration […]

McDonald's and Chicago airport workers plan to strike in push for $15 wage

Strikes are planned Nov. 29 at Chicago O'Hare International Airport and at myriad McDonald’s restaurants in a nationwide day of protests that the Fight for $15 movement said will be its most disruptive yet. The Fight for $15 campaign announced protests at 20 airports and strikes and acts of mass...

This Day in Labor History: September 27, 2002

On September 27, 2002, 29 ports on the West Coast closed when the Pacific Maritime Association, a industry group of shippers, decided to lock out their workers affiliated with the International Longshoremen’s and Warehousemen’s Union (ILWU). The lockout, which halted the United States’ international trade continued for 11 days until President George W. Bush invokes […]

More Sex Workers Are Killed in the US Than Any Other Country

According to advocacy group the Sex Worker Outreach Project, yesterday more than 21 cities in the United States and 33 cities internationally held events to recognize the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers.

May Day! May Day!

May Day, also known as International Worker's Day or Labour Day, is a global holiday held annually on May 1st to honor the economic struggles and achievements of workers and labor activists.

Trump International Hotel settles two worker complaints in Las Vegas, union says

Live updates from the Republican National Convention: What to expect on the final day July 21, 2016, 1:54 p.m. It's the final day of the 2016 Republican National Convention. Here's what's happening:• Ted Cruz was booed off stage Wednesday after refusing to endorse Donald Trump during his prime-time...

Man assaulted across the street from peace-preaching politician’s office

7 months agoNews / Crime : NYPost: Crime

An ambulette worker was violently mugged in Queens on Wednesday — right across from the office of a congresswoman who pushed for US commemoration of the International Day of Non-Violence. The 63-year-old male victim was standing in his work parking lot in Flushing around 9:30 a.m. smoking a cigarette when two men punched and kicked...

Tuesday links

Tomorrow is International Respect for Chickens Day: some chicken-related links to help you celebrate. The Politics of the Louisiana Purchase. Inside the 1909 Scheme to Whiten the Hawaiian Populace by Importing Siberian Workers. Extremely...Show More Summary

Did you march 10 years ago?

7 months agoHealth : LA Times: Health

May Day rallies in Los Angeles May 2 2016, 8:08 AM Two separate marches marked May Day in downtown L.A. on Sunday. They were fairly small and peaceful. Police reported no arrests. The International Workers May Day march and rally, organized by the May Day Coalition of Los Angeles, began at 11th...

Peaceful protests over, streets begin to open to traffic

May Day rallies in Los Angeles May 1 2016, 5:05 PM Two separate marches marked May Day in downtown L.A. on Sunday. They were fairly small and peaceful. Police reported no arrests. The International Workers May Day march and rally, organized by the May Day Coalition of Los Angeles, began at 11th...

In the Fashion District, workers cheer marchers on

7 months agoHealth : LA Times: Health

May Day rallies in Los Angeles May 1 2016, 4:04 PM Two separate marches marked May Day in downtown L.A. on Sunday. They were fairly small and peaceful. Police reported no arrests. The International Workers May Day march and rally, organized by the May Day Coalition of Los Angeles, began at 11th...

Black Lives Matter voices heard at May Day marches

7 months agoHealth : LA Times: Health

May Day rallies in Los Angeles May 1 2016, 4:04 PM Two separate marches marked May Day in downtown L.A. on Sunday. They were fairly small and peaceful. Police reported no arrests. The International Workers May Day march and rally, organized by the May Day Coalition of Los Angeles, began at 11th...

Police say thank you for the peaceful May Day protests

Live updates: May Day rallies in Los Angeles May 1 2016, 3:03 PM Two marches are scheduled for today. The International Workers May Day march and rally, organized by the May Day Coalition of Los Angeles, was set to begin at noon but was moved to 1 p.m. Its route begins at 11th and Figueroa streets...

For one marcher, Trump led to a political awakening

Live updates: May Day rallies in Los Angeles May 1 2016, 3:03 PM Two marches are scheduled for today. The International Workers May Day march and rally, organized by the May Day Coalition of Los Angeles, was set to begin at noon but was moved to 1 p.m. Its route begins at 11th and Figueroa streets...

Live updates: May Day rallies in Los Angeles

7 months agoHealth : LA Times: Health

 Two marches are scheduled for today. The International Workers May Day march and rally, organized by the May Day Coalition of Los Angeles, was set to begin at noon but was moved to 1 p.m. Its route begins at 11th and Figueroa streets and will end at Aliso and Los Angeles streets. The Full Rights...

Trump is front and center at small immigration march

7 months agoHealth : LA Times: Health

Live updates: May Day rallies in Los Angeles May 1 2016, 2:02 PM Two marches are scheduled for today. The International Workers May Day march and rally, organized by the May Day Coalition of Los Angeles, was set to begin at noon but was moved to 1 p.m. Its route begins at 11th and Figueroa streets...

For immigrant rights, a small but passionate crowd

7 months agoHealth : LA Times: Health

Live updates: May Day rallies in Los Angeles May 1 2016, 2:02 PM Two marches are scheduled for today. The International Workers May Day march and rally, organized by the May Day Coalition of Los Angeles, was set to begin at noon but was moved to 1 p.m. Its route begins at 11th and Figueroa streets...

I'm not how Trump defines me, says woman marching for immigrant rights

7 months agoHealth : LA Times: Health

Live updates: May Day rallies in Los Angeles May 1 2016, 2:02 PM Two marches are scheduled for today. The International Workers May Day march and rally, organized by the May Day Coalition of Los Angeles, was set to begin at noon but was moved to 1 p.m. Its route begins at 11th and Figueroa streets...

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