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Campaign demands more funding for reentry programs

Supporters of the 50 percent for Jobs not Jails campaign rallied at the Alameda County Administration Building in Oakland Jan. 20.

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After 26 years, government to end direct oversight of Teamsters

After 26 years, the federal government plans to end its consent decree and its direct oversight governing the Teamsters. But there are still strings attached.

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Union leaders give Obama positive reviews except on trade

Union leaders gave President Obama's 2015 State of the Union address generally positive reviews.

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Call for stronger labor law first for Obama on national television

Obama, for the first time since he took office six years ago, used his State of the Union Speech last Tuesday to call for new, tougher labor laws to protect...

Labor expects bold action from Obama tonight on overtime pay

Overtime pay has increasingly moved to the top of labor's agenda because millions of workers are working overtime and not getting paid for it.

Time to close Wall Street’s “Retirement Advice” loophole

Wall Street brokers and financial firms that provide retirement investment advice can drain away thousands of dollars of hard-earned savings from a single retirement account.

Union democracy preserved: Teamster members retain right to vote

This is another step Teamsters members have taken to move their union away from its sordid past and towards a powerful democratic future.

Delta flight attendants file for IAM representation

Nearly 12,000 Delta Air Lines flight attendants have signed authorization cards seeking union representation by the Machinists.

AFT’s Weingarten lays out new models for unions

American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten today laid out a framework for a renewed American labor movement.

A steelworker’s thoughts on “democracy”

The fight for democracy is central to all of our struggles. However, these struggles are separated from the issue of "who controls the wealth" only at our ultimate peril!