Labor News

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Victory for workers at Baltimore Sheraton

The labor movement and its allies are celebrating the restoration of union bargaining rights for hundreds of Sheraton employees.

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Ohio unions back fired teacher Carla Hale, LGBT rights

Organized labor has weighed in on the side of LGBT rights in central Ohio, starting with the strong support given to discharged teacher Carla Hale.

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Today in labor history: Stonewall sparks gay rights movement

Forty four years ago today the Stonewall demonstrations broke out in New York City,

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Union leaders hail court dumping of DOMA

WASHINGTON (PAI) - Union leaders hailed the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to throw out the Defense of Marriage Act, the anti-gay law a Republican-run Congress railroaded through, and which then-President Bill Clinton signed.

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Union leaders slam Supreme Court's voting rights ruling

WASHINGTON - Union leaders panned the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on the Voting Rights Act, saying the justices gutted its key section and stripped protections from voters.

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Obama’s acting labor secretary calls for minimum wage hike

Saying that it would help lift up workers and families, Acting Labor Secretary Seth Harris reiterated the Obama administration's support for raising the minimum wage.

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The Dream lives on, but we must fight for it

In a five-to-four decision the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the formula in Section 4 of the 1965 Civil Rights Act was unconstitutional.

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Sanders, citing her anti-worker stand, is sole senator vs. Pritzker

Hyatt fired housekeepers, replacing them with out-of-state minimum-wage temps. Unite Here has called a boycott of Hyatt.

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Supreme Court to rule on legality of NLRB

The Supreme Court will try to sort out the political war over the legality of "recess appointments" to the National Labor Relations Board.

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What they didn’t tell you about the Twinkies comeback!

The trimmed-down Hostess has a far less costly operating structure than the predecessor company, but workers are no longer unionized.

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