Labor News

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Teamster women take over Hollywood to demand equal pay from University of California

Over the past 20 years, administrative, support and clerical workers have seen the UC system hold down their real wages by nearly 24 percent, the union says.

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Tale of two cities: “Yes” vs. “no” on fair work schedules

Not knowing when and for how long they will be at work makes it virtually impossible for workers to arrange for child care or have a good home life.

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The Break Room: Who owns your time?

Having a work schedule you can depend on has joined raising the minimum wage as a winnable demand for America's millions of low-paid workers.

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AFL-CIO Exec. VP Tefere Gebre addresses immigration on two coasts

Do American workers lose out because of immigration? Gebre, himself a refugee, tackled the question at an LA summit on race and at the UN in NY.

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Student, faculty unity win, classes begin at Long Island University

"We made a really clear statement that you can't run a university without faculty and without students."

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Washington, DC rejects worker-friendly scheduling bill; Seattle passes it

 The measures would make firms give workers at least two weeks' advance notice of their schedules, and make those schedules predictable.

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Oreo workers take Nabisco fight global

Mondelēz-Nabisco shipped 600 South Chicago jobs out of the country. Now, workers from BCTGM are uniting across borders to fight back.

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September 19 Labor Update

Incarcerated workers are still workers; VA healthcare under the gun; CWA solidarity with Standing Rock Sioux; 13 million call Congress to stop TPP; a cup of union tea.

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Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra musicians are on strike

The musicians are courageously conducting a high profile labor action; the strike is also very winnable.

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National Moral Monday action targets Gov. Rauner in Chicago

In Chicago, the demand was for Republican Gov. Rauner to "stop killing us" and to facilitate the passage of a budget that prioritizes poor and working families.

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