Labor News

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Trumka singles out fight against racism as key to raising wages

"Racism and dog whistle politics is being used to keep us all divided, and that division holds back our ability to win wage increases and improve our standard of living."

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Obama uses Pullman monument dedication to push workers’ rights

"Dignity and opportunity aren't just gifts to be handed down by a generous government or by a generous employer.  They are rights."

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Walmart’s raise for workers “proof collective action works”

Walmart announced today it was giving its lowest-wage workers a raise to at least $9 an hour by April and $10 an hour by 2016.

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Update: El Super boycott

El Super market workers, along with 100 community organizations, endorse the call to boycott El Super.

GOP-run Senate panel moves against the NLRB

With the Senate Labor Committee now in the hands of Republicans, both labor committees on Capitol Hill are attacking workers' rights enforced by the NLRB.

Today in African American history: An important birthday

What you may not realize is that the founding of the NAACP took place, significantly on Abraham Lincoln's centennial birthdate, in 1909.

Longshore union calls employer port shutdown “bad for U.S. economy”

The union has repeatedly emphasized it is committed to reaching a new agreement as quickly as possible, and says only a few issues remain to be negotiated.

Women truck drivers seek mentors for new advocacy campaign

RWIT is seeking women who have recently worked in training carriers or who have been trainers in the past to get involved as virtual mentors.

Illinois GOP governor rolls out right-wing anti-union agenda

New Illinois GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner yanked union rights to collect dues or fees from thousands of home health caregivers in the state.

Workers in Ohio and Indiana join USW strike against oil industry

"Management cannot continue to resist allowing workers a stronger voice on issues that could very well make the difference between life and death for too many of them."