Labor News

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Fire fighters organizing memorial for Arizona victims

The Fire Fighters and their Arizona affiliate are organizing a memorial observance and soliciting donations for families of the 19 fire fighters from an elite squad who perished June 30.

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Walmart’s firings lead lawmaker to author worker protection bill

Walmart's reversion to its normal widespread labor law-breaking has prompted Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., to introduce legislation to protect the workers.

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Davis-Bacon foes try new ploy: Change wage base

Workers' foes are trying a new tack: Change the wage base, to make the wages as low as possible.

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The rise of alt-labor: Innovative organizing is Netroots star

The rapidly growing trend in innovative organizing among non-unionized and low-wage workers was showcased at several panels at this year's Netroots Nation conference.

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Long Beach caregivers strike for safer working conditions

Mental health caregivers at La Casa Mental Health Rehabilitation Center in Long Beach, California went on five-day strike last week to protest unfair labor practices.

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Striking rapid transit, city workers rally in Oakland, Calif.

Striking Bay Area Rapid Transit workers and Oakland city workers protested what they said were management's refusal to increase wages and demands for givebacks, despite rising revenues.

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Today in labor history: Jobs slashed throughout U.S.

The job losses occurred in nearly every sector of the economy, but manufacturing and construction businesses were hit particularly hard.

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As health care exchanges near launch, labor braces for impact

Now, four months before the law's mandated state insurance exchanges launch, it appears that while some union members will benefit, others face potential harm.

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Today in labor history: Streetcar strike births po’ boy sandwich

Some 1,100 streetcar workers strike in New Orleans on July 1, 1929, spurring the creation of the po' boy sandwich.

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The labor movement is talking - is the left listening?

All of us on the left who see the importance of strengthening the labor movement need to be fully engaged in this process.

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