labor unions

There have been a number of African American-led labor unions that have paved the way for people of color to have access to better working conditions and livable wages. Let's take a look back at history.

Monday marked the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,'s national holiday. The longest government shutdown in history was doing a great disservice to the civil rights icon's timeless legacy of fighting for the people.

Rev. Addie Wyatt, the first black female international vice president of a major American labor union, died Wednesday in a Chicago hospital. She was 88. SEE ALSO: Here’s What To Do If You Win Mega Millions The trailblazing Wyatt, who died of undisclosed illness two days after being admitted to Advocate Trinity Hospital, spent her […]

NEW YORK — With laws passed stripping many unionized workers in Wisconsin and Ohio of their collective bargaining rights, some African-Americans in New York City are concerned that they’re next. “To go through what those people are going through would be a complete nightmare,” said construction worker Bernie Simmons of Brooklyn, NY. According to Stuart […]