Labor News

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Working during the holidays? Know your rights

This time of year, many people hold temporary or part-time jobs helping retailers and other businesses with the heavy demands of the busy holiday shopping season.

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Justices let stand, but limit, ruling against card check

 The six-person majority said the justices never should have heard the case.

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Jobs with Justice relaunches with new website and bigger agenda

"As the new Jobs With Justice, we are leading the fight for workers' rights and an economy that benefits everyone."

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Union leaders slam federal budget deal

Union leaders say it unfairly hits the nation's two million federal workers - who have borne the brunt of prior budget cuts.

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Defending Walmart’s low pay puts the lie to conservative philosophy

Could it possibly be that the time has come to take a more objective and clear-eyed look at what is happening at our nation's largest employer?

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Denver SuperShuttle drivers reject cuts

Denver SuperShuttle is trying to force a 30 percent pay cut on its workforce.

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Central Floridians protest low wages at the world’s largest McDonald’s

"This is a national movement and workers are going to be demanding respect, better wages, and the ability to earn a living."

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Sherrod Brown, others talk green industrial revolution

When it comes to the transformation of the global economy from high-carbon, polluting energy sources to a more sustainable future, the U.S. risks falling behind. 

 

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Today in labor history: UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favorable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment.

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Today in labor history: Exposé on King Leopold II bribing Senate

On December 9, 1906, the New York American newspaper reported Belgian King Leopold II of Belgium bribed the U.S. Senate commission on the Congo to recommend support of his Congo Free State project .

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