An Ohio senator will propose legislation to help workers whose jobs are eliminated by automation. The Associated Press reports: “Democrat Sherrod Brown is pushing his party’s 2020 hopefuls to talk more about “pro-worker” issues, saying it’s a sure way to beat President Donald Trump next year. The U.S. senator from Ohio, who earlier this year decided…

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A new report argues that the nation’s public transportation systems, which are aimed at 9 to 5 workers, are inadequate for the 17% of workers who work late shifts. The Washington Post reports: “The nation’s late-shift workers play critical roles in the food service, medical and manufacturing industries, keeping bars and restaurants humming, caring for…

General Motor workers in South Korea have had enough with management. Reuters reports: “General Motors Co’s unionized workers in South Korea will strike Monday to Wednesday over stalled wage talks and concern of another plant shutdown, union officials said on Friday, the first full walkout since GM bought local factories in 2002. The decision came after…

The wait is over. Football season, with all its intrigue, triumph and heartbreak, is back. That means parties will be thrown, jerseys will be worn and beer will be consumed in great amounts. The choices of brews available in your local supermarket or liquor store could practically stretch the length of a football field, but…

President Donald Trump vowed to bring back American manufacturing. Another factory, however, is closing its doors thanks to his tariffs. TIME Magazine reports: “A South Carolina plant that assembles televisions using Chinese parts plans to shut down and lay off nearly all its employees because of new tariffs imposed by the Trump Administration, the company…

By Jacob Bourne This year’s Labor Day holiday marked a historic gathering of labor advocates from the Bay Area and beyond. The first Labor Day Together! picnic was held at Snow Park in Oakland, bridging the gap between four counties represented by the San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa and San Mateo Labor Councils who organized…