Labor Rights
Bangladeshi Factory Owners Charged For Fire Deaths of 112 Workers

Bangladeshi Factory Owners Charged For Fire Deaths of 112 Workers

The owners and 11 employees of a Bangladeshi garment factory are facing charges for culpable homicide after the death of 112 workers in a fire last year.
Senator Warren Introduces Equal Employment for All Act

Senator Warren Introduces Equal Employment for All Act

“Families have not fully recovered from the 2008 financial crisis, and too many Americans are still searching for jobs. This is about basic fairness—let people compete on the merits, not on whether they already have enough money to pay all their bills.”
Court Allows New York Catholic Groups to Refuse Contraceptive Coverage

Court Allows New York Catholic Groups to Refuse Contraceptive Coverage

The ACA guarantees that all new health insurance plans cover FDA-approved contraceptives, including the pill and IUDs, without co-pays or deductibles.
ACLU Sues On Behalf of Pregnant Worker Forced Out of Job

ACLU Sues On Behalf of Pregnant Worker Forced Out of Job

"It's unfair to make me choose between earning a living and protecting my health and the health of my baby when I could still perform my job without doing any heavy lifting."
FAMILY Act Introduced Today

FAMILY Act Introduced Today

If passed, the act will help millions of workers afford take time off to address their own serious health condition or to care for an immediate family member or new child.
President Obama Discusses Income Inequality, Calls for Change

President Obama Discusses Income Inequality, Calls for Change

"I believe this is the defining challenge of our time: Making sure our economy works for every working American."
Fast Food Workers Continue Strikes In Largest Action Yet

Fast Food Workers Continue Strikes In Largest Action Yet

This will be the largest action yet in the recent history of the fast food labor movement, with actions in 200 cities. Protesters are calling for $15 an hour wages, almost double the current federal minimum wage of $7.25.
Massachusetts Senate Votes to Raise State Minimum Wage to $11

Massachusetts Senate Votes to Raise State Minimum Wage to $11

The raise will help over 600,000 workers, particularly women, who make up nearly two-thirds of minimum wage workers nationwide.
Report Reveals LGBT People of Color Are Most Disadvantaged Workers

Report Reveals LGBT People of Color Are Most Disadvantaged Workers

Inequality, lack of workplace protections, and violence and discrimination in schools all contribute to high rates of poverty and unemployment for many LGBT workers of color.
Bangladesh Garment Workers Met With Violence During Protest for Higher Wages

Bangladesh Garment Workers Met With Violence During Protest for Higher Wages

Garment workers have held several strikes and protests demanding better pay and working conditions since the deadly Rana Plaza collapse that killed 1,127 people in April.