Michigan's new governor is right to focus on improving road and water systems, beefing up vocational education efforts.
Wages for low-income workers are on the way up, according to a new report by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), thanks to increases in the minimum wage. But there are still large, systematic gaps that must be conquered if real income inequality reform is going to take place.
Sometimes statistics don’t tell the whole story. That’s certainly the case with today’s economy.
So-called experts point to increased jobs and decreased unemployment as if it means that hardworking Americans should be instantly OK. But they shouldn’t be fooled by those numbers, and neither should the working public.
Educators stood up not only for themselves, but for the community in huge victory.
New report shows that housing hikes are outpacing wage growth, and forcing more people out on the street.
(WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa.
”Members of the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers made a bad call by crossing the picket lines of their union brothers and sisters currently striking at the Ritz-Carlton and six other Marriott-affiliated hotels in Boston instead of finding another place to stay during the MLB postseason.
The labor movement's popularity is soaring. U.S. workers understand that unions bring higher pay, better benefits.
ST. LOUIS – This year’s Labor Day parade took on added significance in this Mississippi River city that serves as the nation’s gateway to the West after Missouri voters overwhelmingly defeated a ballot measure last month to enact so-called right to work (RTW) in the state. And the hundreds of Teamsters on hand yesterday were relishing every moment.