Labor News

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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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Sept. 9 Labor update

Trump trumped by NLRB, Minnesota nurses strike; Sorry, no thin mints at Schnuck's;  union 'lions and tigers and bears' and more.

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Bosses threaten workers: Vote my way or else

About 25 percent of workers in a study report that their employers send them messages having nothing to do with work and everything to do with politics.

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Survey: 36 percent of U.S. “financially desperate” or barely getting by

The study by the world's top global union federation, adds that the proportion is higher among women, people aged 16-24 and those with less education. 

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Unemployment would be 6.2 percent if it included discouraged jobseekers

Governments never hired back all the workers they fired in the Great Recession, and there's been a resulting drag on the current recovery. 

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Unemployment rate rises in June to 4.9 percent

Unemployment for African-American teenagers jumped by 33,000 from May to June, and their joblessness rose to 31.2 percent.

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GOP House Speaker Ryan plan would trash labor, consumer regulations

Ryan's 57-page document is part of a Republican agenda he's putting forward as a platform before the GOP National Convention.

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Active unionists go one for two in June 5 primaries

One of them, who won in New Jersey, said he would continue to push for more jobs and safer neighborhoods. 

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U.S. economic system traps unions in the green vs. blue conflict

The latest green vs. blue conundrum has taken the form of a dispute between labor leaders, and controversy has kicked in.

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What’s the value of this man’s work?

His name is Kwaku Agyeman, and he has a job pushing wheelchairs for airport passengers who otherwise would have a hard time getting around.

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