via BBC News Businesses should not be obliged to enforce lunch breaks for employees, the Supreme Court of California has said. The judges ruled unanimously on a case in which workers argued that workplace abuses were common and employers were required to allow meal breaks. Workers filed the lawsuit nine years ago against the owner […]

Via MediaMatters September 05, 2011 4:55 pm ET by Matt Gertz Right-wing bloggers misled by dishonest Fox News video editing are attacking Teamsters President James Hoffa, Jr. for supposedly urging violence against Tea Party activists during a Labor Day speech. Conservatives are also attacking President Obama, who appeared at the event, for “sanctioning violence against […]

Labor Day is more than just a day off from work.The first Labor Day in the United States was observed on September 5, 1882, by the Central Labor Union of New York. It became a federal holiday in 1894, when, following the deaths of a number of workers at the hands of the U.S. military […]

A combative President Barack Obama rolled out a long-term jobs program Monday that would exceed $50 billion to rebuild roads, railways and runways, and coupled it with a blunt campaign-season assault on Republicans for causing Americans’ hard economic times. GOP leaders instantly assailed Obama’s proposal as an ineffective one that would simply raise already excessive […]

The bargaining unit representing editorial workers at the Akron Beacon Journal voted overwhelmingly to strike against the newspaper -- if necessary.