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Unions pushing for pocketbook proposals from 2020 Democrats

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Ardently liberal, pro-labor and anti-corporate cash, the field of Democrats running for president may look like a union activist’s dream. But some key labor leaders are starting to worry about the topics dominating [...]

Algerian opposition parties, unions back street protests

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) – More than a dozen political parties and unions have thrown their support behind widening street protests against Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and denounced the government’s “stubborn” hold on power. More [...]

Mitch McConnell gloats after Supreme Court undercuts public sector unions in final decision

When the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, decided to uphold President Donald Trump’s revised ban on travelers from several majority Muslim nations on Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s team tweeted an image [...]
Supreme Court could cripple public unions in run-up to 2018 midterms
The Supreme Court will hear arguments Monday in a case that could shrink government unions and their campaign war chests by as much as two thirds, with potentially devastating consequences for the Democratic Party in a competitive election [...]

Backed by Police Unions, Legislators Stand by Laws to Protect Drivers Who Kill Protesters

In the aftermath of the murder of activist Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, Virginia, state legislators who had previously pushed to shield drivers who killed protesters with a moving vehicle are largely standing by their various efforts, [...]
As Universities are gutted, grad student employee unions can provide a vital defense
This article originally appeared in In These Times. The exploitation of academic workers has simmered for decades. Now, buoyed by a National Labor Relations Board ruling that graduate employees at private universities have the right to [...]
Unions in France Split Over Whether to Back Emmanuel Macron
At a rally of his supporters in Paris on Monday, Mr. Macron reiterated his economic agenda and renewed calls for a “strong Europe.” But he said he would never “judge” a National Front voter, “because behind that vote there is [...]

Unions, immigrant groups to march in California cities

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Immigrant rights groups and unions will hold rallies Monday in at least a dozen California cities in opposition to President Trump’s crackdown on immigration. Marches are planned in cities spanning from Santa Rosa [...]

Immigrants, unions march in US for rights, against Trump

NEW YORK (AP) – Immigrant and union groups will march in cities across the United States on Monday to mark May Day and protest against President Donald Trump’s efforts to boost deportations. Tens of thousands of immigrants and their [...]

Donald Trump’s hiring freeze angers federal workforce, unions

In one of his first acts during day three of his presidency, Donald Trump issued an executive order that put a hold on most federal hiring — and angered one of America’s most powerful unions in the process. On Monday, Trump signed [...]