August

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SEIU, AFT join coalition to stop job discrimination vs. gays

"Embedding discrimination against LGBT Americans into our laws and workplaces is not only morally reprehensible, it also makes zero economic sense."

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Doesn’t feel like shared sacrifice to Detroit’s pensioners

"We have retirees who are in their eighties and nineties - are they supposed to get a job?"

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Guild leaders optimistic about new Washington Post and Globe owners

Part of the Guild's optimism comes from the joint announcement by Bezos and current Post management that they intend to extend union contracts at the paper for a year.

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Lawmakers probe job safety rules delay

Laws matter. Rules enforcing laws matter. And whether rules are written and enforced, especially for worker safety and health, really matters.

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Union locals pledge to halt GOP in 2014 mid-term elections

The GOP momentum spread to states like Wisconsin, where Scott Walker quickly enacted legislation that stripped basic bargaining rights from public employees.

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If McDonald's workers get a raise, would a Big Mac cost more?

A recent study by a University of Kansas School of Business student, Arnobio Morelix, has challenged claims by fast-food giant McDonald's that raising its low-paid workers' pay is unreasonable.

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International groups to Iran’s new president: End trade union repression

CODIR's call for action has brought together major UK trade unions.

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Corporate ineptitude in Navy contract looms over union drive

Corporate ineptitude on a big U.S. Navy shipbuilding contract is looming over the latest organizing drive among Austal shipyard workers there.

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Today in labor history: The murder of Frank Little

August 1, 1917: After organizing a strike against the Anaconda Copper Company, Frank Little was dragged by six masked men from his Butte, Mont., hotel room and hung from a railroad trestle.

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