Labor Rights

Ai-jen Poo: Elders and Their Caregivers Deserve Dignity

In her new book,”The Age of Dignity,” award-winning labor organizer Ai-jen Poo lays out a vision for a well-trained, well-paid pool of home-care workers that would keep our aging parents and grandparents out of institutions.

Are Police Unions Choosing Labor Rights Over Public Safety?

Some police unions protect the jobs and pensions of even police officers who have been disciplined

Minimum Wage and Overtime Extended to Home Care Workers

Tuesday’s ruling by the Obama administration affects nearly 2 million health care workers.

St. Louis Fast Food Workers Latest To Go On Strike

Fast food workers in St. Louis went on strike today to demand raises and the right to organize. They join a national trend of low-wage and service sector workers demanding better jobs.

Major Companies Rely On Underground Labor Brokers That Charge Workers High Fees

Some of the country’s biggest temp agencies and high profile companies regularly delegate hiring and employment services to a network of underground labor brokers that charge workers obligatory fees for rides to their jobs and to cash checks. The fees push workers incomes below the minimum wage. That’s according to a new investigation by ProPublica and Marketplace, which ran a multi-part series this week on the practice.

Obama's New Labor Nominee Gave Him a Long Thank You en Español

Perez, 51, the son of Dominican immigrants thanked the president in Spanish and English early in his address.

AFL-CIO Praises Obama's Perez Pick

President Obama announced Monday that he would nominate Thomas E. Perez, who heads the Civil Rights Division at the Justice Department, to be the next secretary of labor.