Teamster‬ Nation: Teamsters protest Sprouts Farmers Market in Bakersfield, Calif.

Teamsters protested Sprouts Farmers Market at its Bakersfield, CA, grand opening yesterday because the company is supplied by ‪UNFI‬, which violates health codes and abuses communities and workers.

The Cost of a Decline in Unions

FEB. 19, 2015 - Like many Americans, I’ve been wary of labor unions.

Full-time union stagehands at Carnegie Hall earning more than $400,000 a year? A union hailing its defense of a New York teacher who smelled of alcohol and passed out in class, with even the principal unable to rouse her? A police union in New York City that has a tantrum and goes on virtual strike?

Healthy Families Act Would Let Workers Earn Paid Sick Days

There are least 43 million U.S. workers who cannot earn a single paid sick day and have to decide between losing wages or even risking their jobs to take care of their own illness or a sick family member. On Thursday, Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) introduced the Healthy Families Act that would give workers the opportunity to earn up to seven paid sick days they could use for personal illnesses or to take care of sick family members.

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