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Oakland labor, immigration groups plan shutdown, strikes and marches for May Day

Organized labor and immigration groups are aiming traditional May Day demonstrations in the Bay Area at the Trump administration. Dockworkers Monday plan to shut down Oakland’s waterfront, while demonstrations and marches are set outside federal immigration offices, in front of the Oakland jail...

Oakland labor, immigration groups plan shutdown, strikes and marches for May Day

Organized labor and immigration groups are aiming traditional May Day demonstrations in the Bay Area at the Trump administration. Dockworkers Monday plan to shut down Oakland’s waterfront, while demonstrations and marches are set outside federal immigration offices, in front of the Oakland jail...

May Day protesters say they will come together Monday with a message for President Trump

A coalition of immigrant rights, women’s and religious groups, labor unions and LGBTQ advocates will take to the streets of Los Angeles Monday for a series of May Day marches with a message aimed squarely at President Trump. “The message we want to send him is that we are united,” said Angelica...

This Year's May Day Protests Aren't Just About Labor

Following the election of Donald Trump, groups affiliated with the Black Lives Matter movement set out to expand their focus beyond criminal justice issues and build partnerships with outside advocacy groups. May Day will be the first big test. Show More Summary

A Tribute to My Midwife, With Love

I met my midwife on the day I was born. Nancy Wainer was my mother’s own labor assistant. She was right there at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, supporting my parents as they welcomed me into the world via a VBAC delivery. Nancy herself...Show More Summary

Hartford May Day rally organizers expect thousands

Organizers of a Hartford May Day rally say thousands of immigrants, top state officials and labor leaders are expected to gather at the state Capitol to call for an end … Click to Continue »

May Day, Reinvigorated to Fight Trump's Anti-Immigrant Policies

When it comes to resistance activities, this is shaping up to be the biggest—even in red states. May 1, traditionally a day of action for the labor movement, is ramping up to be the next and possibly biggest of many large-scale days of anti-Trump actions, including a massive immigrant-led strike. Show More Summary

Your Guide To May Day Rallies And Actions Citywide

Thousands are expected to protest against Trump's immigration and labor policies on Monday. It could be the largest May Day demonstration in Chicago in over a decade. [ more › ]

'Get Out' Is The Year's First Oscar Contender

It feels like Oscar season just ended, but “Get Out” is already getting into next year’s contest. Oscar campaigns typically rev up around Labor Day with the Telluride, Venice and Toronto film festivals, where many of the hopeful contenders premiere. Show More Summary

Trump's Presidential Status Anxiety

2 days agoNews : The Cutline

As he approaches his hundredth day in office, Donald Trump appears to be suffering—once again—from an acute case of presidential status anxiety. In public, of course, he has labored to play it cool, strenuously insisting (and insisting,...Show More Summary

President Trump Isn’t Getting Much Done. But He’s Putting on a Good Show

On the 91st day of his presidency, Donald Trump gathered industry CEOs and labor executives in the Oval Office and told the assembled cameras he was making good on his pledge to rebuild the nation’s steel industry. “We’re going to fight for American workers and American-made steel,” Trump said, reading off prepared remarks. “And that’s…

Worst of the worst for worker rights and safety: “Dirty Dozen” profiled in new report

National COSH's "Dirty Dozen" report profiles 12 employers with horrific safety and labor practices. Of all the fine content in the report two short lines will be sticking with me this Worker Memorial Day.

Senate confirms Alex Acosta as labor secretary

Alex Acosta has been confirmed as the nation's new labor secretary, filling out President Donald Trump's Cabinet as he approaches his 100th day in office. A 60-38 vote by the … Click to Continue »

Trump finally has Hispanic in cabinet with Acosta confirmation

3 days agoNews : NY Daily News

Trump’s pick for labor secretary was confirmed Thursday — just under the wire to complete the POTUS' cabinet before his 100th day in office.

Studios & WGA Can’t Even Agree On Lost Revenues From Last Strike

With only six days to go before film and TV writers could launch their second strike in a decade, labor and management still strongly disagree over the impact of the last strike – a troubling sign that could indicate the two sides aren't...Show More Summary

Ivanka Trump Linked To Chinese Factory That Paid Workers $62 A Week, Violated A Slew Of Labor Standards

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Ivanka Trump spent time in Berlin Tuesday talking publicly about the need to support families and the role of female entrepreneurs. The same day, a new report revealed employees of a Chinese factory contracted by G-III Apparel Group,...Show More Summary

Union Worker's Profane Post on Facebook Is Protected

An employee's Facebook comments -- including the f-word directed at a supervisor's mother -- days before a union vote were protected by labor laws, a federal appeals court ruled. The U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals said that the Facebook post was "vulgar and inappropriate," but it was not......

Bumbershoot 2017 Lineup

Seattle's enormous Bumbershoot Festival will effectively take over the city's downtown over Labor Day Weekend, 9/1-3, and the organizers have just unveiled the all-over-the-place lineup for this year's show. Lorde will share headlining duties with Flume and Odesza. And you should find at least a few things to like in the rest of the lineup;…

This Man's Mother's Day Gift to His Wife Is Experiencing Simulated Labor

"If I could do it for you I would" is the BS that comes out of every man's mouth in reference to carrying a child and going through labor - but could they really handle what a woman's body can? Penn Holderness admits that he hasn't done...Show More Summary

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