unions

Kellogg's delivers Memphis a slap in the face

January 20, 2014 - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis while speaking out for striking sanitation workers. The civil rights community is once again rallying behind struggling workers in the city -- this time, union employees who were locked out of the Kellogg cereal factory, where the workforce is majority African-American.

Postal workers elect new leaders who pledge to build a movement

October 10, 2013 - With the Postal Service facing privatization threats, the American Postal Workers Union has elected a new slate of activist leaders. President-Elect Mark Dimondstein led his Greensboro, N.C. local for 12 years and co-founded an area Jobs With Justice chapter and a local community-postal worker coalition.

House of labor needs repairs, not just new roommates

September 17, 2013 - The AFL-CIO is undertaking a new strategy that involves building closer ties with non-labor allies, from the NAACP to the Sierra Club. But given the extreme attacks workers are suffering, will that be enough to meet the challenges of the day?