Labor News

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Hilton workers win 18-month battle

Mike Casey, Unite Here Local 2 executive director, pointed out the importance of community support to the workers' victory.

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Neighborhood Grocery Initiative takes on non-union megastores

United Food and Commercial Workers Local 5  in northern California  says the year 2011 poses unprecedented challenges for its members working in the grocery industry.

Officials use budget woes to attack public unions

State officials around the country are using state and local budget woes as a smokescreen for campaigns against public unions.

California's paid family-leave a success

California's landmark Paid Family Leave (PFL) program has produced substantial "economic, social, and health" gains for workers and their families.

Worker receives mixed verdict in court battle

What happens if a city trains a police officer on condition she stays five years on the job, but she resigns after two years?

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Locked out workers give traditional posada new twist

Re-enacting the Biblical story of Mary and Joseph was apt, because like the religious heroes, 57 janitors, cooks and other support workers have been locked out.

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Demonstrators to Rite Aid: Respect workers, respect communities

Hundreds rallied in some 45 cities Dec. 15 in a national Day of Action to protest efforts by Rite Aid to slash health coverage for its low-paid clerical and warehouse employees.

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As injuries soar, Sacramentans offer help to Hyatt's housekeepers

With brooms and mops held high, our group of 35 people, including the president of the Central Labor Council and religious leaders, marched into the Hyatt Hotel lobby.

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Workers fight back vs. wage theft

Low wage workers and their supporters gathered on the steps of San Francisco  City Hall Nov. 18 to mark the National Day of Action Against Wage Theft.

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Meet Eliseo Medina, SEIU's first Latino sec.-treas.

The People's World interviewed Eliseo Medina, widely known as a highly successful organizer and immigrant rights advocate  recently elected as the first Latino international secretary-treasurer with SEIU.

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