Labor News

Boost minimum wage, right to organize

There are many vital issues that helped forge the alliance that dealt such a devastating blow to the immoral ultra-right cabal last Nov. 7.

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Labor to Senate: Raise minimum wage with no strings attached

WASHINGTON — The broad labor-led coalition supporting the Democrats’ “100 Hour Agenda” in the 110th Congress hailed the 315-116 House vote Jan. 10 to raise the minimum wage to $7.25, and urged the Senate also to approve the increase without more tax giveaways to big business.

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Picket supports Woodfin Suites workers

Community support continues for workers at the Woodfin Suites Hotel in Emeryville, Calif., threatened with firing after they called on management to obey the city’s living wage ordinance.

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Labor to neighbor

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Unions sue Bush Dept. of Labor over worker deaths

Poultry workers typically stand shoulder to shoulder de-boning chicken breasts mounted on cones flying by at the rate of dozens per minute. They must wear metal mesh gloves on their non-cutting hands to protect them from the razor sharp blades they and their co-workers wield at lightening speed.

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