August

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Disabled workers suffer more, Labor Department says

Workers with disabilities face higher unemployment, earn less income, and are more likely to be forced to work part-time, says the first-ever report on the subject by the U.S. government.

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Retirement home residents rally for workers

Their hair is gray, some use walkers or canes, but that didn't stop them from rallying to support 38 workers "replaced" during a contract dispute.

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Muslim worker asks federal probe of Disney discrimination

The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has been asked to probe Disney's discrimination against a Muslim woman worker.

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Disney worker rejects employer’s substitute hijab

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Is Disney policy part of the Islamophobia being trumpeted by the ultra-right?

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Non-union workers strike California hotel

In a first for their industry, workers at a non-union hotel went out on a one-day strike Aug. 9 to protest years of being denied the right to take breaks.

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Warehouse workers suffer while Wal-Mart rakes in cash

Tory Moore, from Kankakee, Ill., worked as a temp warehouse worker for six years before he was fired in December 2009, after standing up for his rights.

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“Fun work experience” turns to nightmare at liquor superstore

"Leading alcoholic beverage-lifestyle" superstore BevMo! offers job-seekers "fun, fast-paced and constantly changing work experiences" - but workers say the reality is different.

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U.S. files labor rights complaint against Guatemala

The complaint, filed last week, is the first time the U.S. has pursued a labor rights case against a free-trade partner.

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Obama asks labor to help prevent GOP takeover

WASHINGTON - President Obama spent the morning of his birthday asking labor leaders to do everything they can to prevent a Republican takeover of Congress in November.

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Labor going all out to prevent “nightmare” Republican takeover

WASHINGTON - The nation's labor leaders, meeting here, are hammering out a plan to prevent "the nightmare" that would result from a Republican takeover of Congress.