Dan DiMaggio

One hundred fifty labor activists from the Mountain States gathered in Reno in July for a week of courses on labor law, labor history, collective bargaining, grievances and arbitration, internal organizing, and more.

The yearly Grace Carroll Rocky Mountain Labor School, founded in 1957, is the last surviving of five regional schools established by the AFL-CIO in the ’50s. It draws from eight states: Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, and Colorado.

Fifteen thousand AT&T workers in California and Nevada are settling grievances the old-fashioned way: by striking.

Strikers returned to work June 1 with their heads held high, after a victorious 45-day strike that beat back numerous management concessions.

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The Verizon strike is both a test and an opportunity for the whole labor movement. Will we rise to the occasion and back our striking brothers and sisters at Verizon?

As the strike by 39,000 Verizon and Verizon Wireless workers continues into its third week, efforts are underway to broaden picketing at Verizon Wireless stores across the country. Workers at seven Wireless stores in Brooklyn, New York, and Everett, Massachusetts, are on strike, along with wireline workers from Massachusetts to Virginia.

Thirty-nine thousand Verizon workers walked off their jobs April 13, beginning one of the largest strikes in years.

Reform candidates swept national elections in the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, which represents 25,000 crew members at the merged American Airlines and US Airways.

The workers who make Sweet’N Low started the new year with some bitter news. Their factory will shut down in the next few months, likely to make way for luxury condos.