August

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Minimum wage hike would actually add jobs

Raising the federal minimum wage from its present $7.25 hourly to $9.80 over the next two years would create 100,000 new jobs.

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Machinists reach tentative contract with Caterpillar

The proposed six-year contract contains many improvements over previous offers.

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Wage cuts, privatization threaten environmental disaster in San Jose

The trouble started when the city responded to budget deficits with pay and benefit cuts for city workers.

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San Jose kicks off campaign to raise minimum wage

A lively crowd of around 200 labor and community activists, gathering at IBEW Local 232 headquarters, kicked off a campaign to raise the minimum wage in San Jose.

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Workers remain solid one year into fight against Verizon

"It's not just about CWA and IBEW any more - it's about one union fighting a greedy company."

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Caterpillar strikers carry on David vs. Goliath battle

The company forced a strike with a draconian contract offer that would slash wages, increase health care costs and demolish pensions. Workers rejected the offer by a vote of 504-116.