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Walmart moms demand better pay and protections for women workers

They have a list of changes the company must make to ensure that the women who are key to profits are not living in poverty or putting their health at risk.

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GOP Senate leaders scheme to hamstring NLRB

They are upset by a General Counsel's memo saying franchise holders and the chains that enfranchise them are both responsible for obeying wage and working condition laws.

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U.S. to push worker rights trade case vs. Guatemala

Saying the Guatemalan government did not live up to its own worker rights commitments, the Obama administration will push its trade case against the Central American nation.

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Unions to Google: dump ALEC

The public is asking Google to stop participating in ALEC's scheme that threatens our democracy.

Election is biggest union organizing victory in the South in decades

New American Airlines passenger service agents vote big for union representation.

Today in labor history: Jewish labor leaders stamps issued

The progressive secular Jewish Currents magazine issued the stamps: Notable among them are four women and a range of ideological orientations

AFL-CIO president: Michael Brown is family (video)

"Our brother killed our sister's son and we do not have to wait for the judgment of prosecutors or courts to tell us how terrible this is."

Today in labor history: Racists bomb Birmingham church, kill 4 children

The bombing took place two weeks after the Aug. 28, 1963, March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Why labor has stake in fighting for racial equality

"I'm going to stray from my usual convention speech; I'm going to talk about something that may be difficult and uncomfortable, but what I'm going to say needs to be...

Walmart forces workers to pay for new uniforms

"Every few months you guys dream up something new to torture the associates with."