PSLabor News

PSLabor News

May First, international working class day, also happens to be the 100th anniversary of the Halifax General Strike of 1919 against war profiteering and super-exploitation of the construction trades in the wake of the Halifax Explosion of 6 December 1917. Read Story
Demonstrations took place around the world on Wednesday as people marked International Workers' Day. Some of the protests turned violent. Read Story
On May 4, 1886, thousands of workers rallied together in Chicago’s Haymarket Square to campaign for an eight-hour workday—initiating a tradition of protest for some of the most basic human rights.That was formalized on May 1, 1890, when the first International Workers’ Day was celebrated around the... Read Story
Addison Lee drivers complain their pay can sometimes be just £4.72 per hour... Read Story
How Unions Are Pushing Back Against the Rise of Workplace Technology... Read Story
May Day used to be a happy celebration of spring and fertility. Now it is almost completely ignored. What happened? Read Story
The parties involved in the pilot strike at Scandinavian airlines SAS will meet at the office of the Norwegian state mediator on Wednesday as the ... Read Story
Meat department workers will vote first on strike authorization. Read Story
As we celebreate May 1st, International Workers Day, the Labor Sector Committee of BRRN offers our reflection on the current state of the U.S. labor movement. Read Story
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A union for Harvard University graduate students is staging a campus sit-in to pressure the school to meet its labor demands. Roughly 20 students were gathered... Read Story
BERLIN (AP) - The latest on May Day events and rallies around the world (all times local):... Read Story
Police have clashed with protesters in major cities across Europe as workers held traditional May Day rallies in a backdrop of simmering unrest across the continent. More than 200 people were arrested in Paris after anarchists and gilets jaunes protesters joined trade unionists on the streets,... Read Story
Stanford (Calif.) Health Care and Packard Children's Hospital in Palo Alto, Calif., have reached tentative contracts with their registered nurses, averting a strike, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Read Story
The RMT said more than 1,000 of its members will walk out on the London Underground network from 7am on May 17, claiming train preparation and inspection schedules were being 'hacked back'. Read Story
These senatorial hopefuls vowed to put forward the interests of workers and the Filipino people should they win in the senatorial race. Read Story
The district that serves western Riverside and part of Corona, couldn’t meet its financial obligations for next school year, county educators said. Read Story
Mountain View tech giant says it didn’t retaliate against protest organizers, but won’t tell its suppliers how to handle worker disputes. Read Story
Hundreds of Pittsburghers marched through Squirrel Hill in solidarity Wednesday night for International Workers' Day. Read Story
President Donald Trump posted a string of retweets early Wednesday that appeared to counter a notion that Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden has the backing of the country's firefighters. Read Story
London Underground maintenance and engineering workers will stage a three-day strike over the weekend of the FA Cup final in a row over safety. The Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union said more than 1,000 of its members will walk out from 7am on Friday 17 May until 7am on Monday 20 May. Read Story
Clusters of anarchists and yellow-vest protesters disrupted a May Day march in Paris by setting fires and antagonizing riot police squads at the beginning and end, punctuating the route walked peacefully by tens of thousands of people with bursts of tear gas. Read Story
On Wednesday, about 100 people gathered on Sproul Plaza for a University Council-American Federation of Teachers rally to campaign for job security. Read Story