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McDonald's tells workers to sell their Christmas gifts for cash

McDonald's won't stop dolling out bizarre "advice" for their employees, including a set of "tips" ranging from stress management techniques to how to get a quick buck.

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Walmart seeks food donations for its workers

"How about paying workers more than $7.25 an hour?'" asked Terrie Napolitano, a Lodi, New Jersey resident who shops at several Walmarts in her area.

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Today in labor history: Employee time clock invented

On this day in 1888, the employee time clock was invented by Willard Bundy, a jeweler in Auburn, N.Y. Bundy's brother Harlow started mass producing them a year later.

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U.S. to prosecute Walmart for violation of workers' rights

The National Labor Relations Board General Counsel is issuing a decision today to prosecute Walmart for its widespread violations of its workers' rights.

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Young workers may pay zero premiums under Obamacare

The no premium plans were designed to encourage young and healthy people to enter (some) exchanges easily, enroll, and not worry about paying a penalty.

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Today in labor history: Popular Socialist Youth formed

On November 18, 1944 in Cuba, the Popular Socialist Youth was founded, as a continuation of the Cuban Revolutionary Youth.

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NLRB: Groups’ call center fired worker for union activism

"They've taken every opportunity to fire people, and they've been getting away with it."

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National Labor College to close

"I am saddened to report that the Board of Trustees directed me and the college's officers to develop a plan to close the college," said the institution's president.

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Today in labor history: Phone workers call for union

The National Federation of Telephone Workers - later to become the CWA - was founded today in New Orleans in 1938.

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Supreme court wrestles with outlawing card check and other union rights

Some right-wing anti-union moves ran into an apparently skeptical U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 13.

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