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The right’s ‘union thugs’ in Pennsylvania, Ohio press for fair wages and working conditions

“I was a nursing assistant for 30 odd years before I got my last job that required I be in a union,” Georgeanne Koelher (pictured) told Raw Story in Pittsburgh. “But it was the biggest perk that could’ve come with that job.” Koehler, formerly a lifelong Republican, became a member…

United Steelworkers announce support for ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protest

The United Steelworkers, North America’s largest industrial union, announced on Friday that it supported the ongoing “Occupy Wall Street” protest that began in lower Manhattan and has slowly spread to other cities across the United States. The protesters have pledged to occupy Wall Street until something is done about corporate…

Unions and liberal groups to join ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protest

Labor unions and liberal activist groups plan to throw their weight behind the “Occupy Wall Street” protest in New York City that has now lasted 13 straight days, according to Crain’s New York. A diverse coalition of people have pledged to occupy Wall Street until something is done about corporate…

Labor leaders insist GOP immigration agenda is ‘anti-worker’

WASHINGTON – Leaders of top labor groups on Monday denounced the Republican immigration agenda as detrimental to American workers, citing a new report by the pro-immigration America’s Voice that says the legalization of undocumented immigrants would be a boon to the US working class. On a conference call with reporters,…

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