Labor Secretary Tom Perez is Running for DNC Chair

December 15, 2016

Labor Secretary Tom Perez is running for Democratic National Committee chair, he told DNC members Thursday after a lot of heavy hinting. Perez has been an effective labor secretary, but he enters the race after Representative Keith Ellison has […]

NBA and Players’ Union Agree to New Labor Deal

December 15, 2016

This was the first labor deal with Michele Roberts as the head of the union. The players agreed to a 51 percent share of basketball-related income as revenue has increased vastly due to a television deal that will generate $2.66 billion in annual […]

MLB Players, Owners Ratify Labor Deal Through 2021

December 15, 2016

Baseball players and owners ratified the sport’s new five-year collective bargaining agreement, extending their labor peace to 26 years through 2021. The sides announced their approvals Wednesday, a day after holding votes in separate […]

Sanders Makes Pitch for Ellison as DNC Chair

December 15, 2016

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) campaigned for Representative Keith Ellison to be the next Democratic National Committee chairman on Wednesday night, casting the Minnesota Democrat as the new face of a party in need of
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Unions Divided at Standing Rock

December 15, 2016

Some labor organizations have declared support for pipeline protesters, and in Oregon and Washington, a number of union members have traveled to Standing Rock to take part in the massive protest encampment — a nonviolent uprising that has united Indian tribes nationwide. […]

SEIU: An Historic Deal for NJ and NY Airport Workers

December 15, 2016

On Thursday, after four years of organizing and 7 months of negotiations, 8,000 New Jersey and New York contracted airport workers settled their first union contract. The tentative agree- ment provides important workplace rights and protections […]

Claims for Unemployment Benefits Fall to 254,000

December 15, 2016

Fewer Americans signed up for unemployment benefits last week, the second straight week that claims have declined. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly claims for jobless benefits dropped by 4,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted […]

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