Labor News

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UCLA Labor Center graduates 50 new activists for workers

Los Angeles' leading scholarly research institution on labor issues provides brainpower to the fight for 15 and against wage theft.

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Teamsters oppose beer mega-merger

Abstract: Jobs in America's brewing industry are being threatened by monopolistic mergers of mega-corporate beer makers.

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Workers crash Nabisco shareholders meet to confront Oreo CEO

They call Oreo their "billion dollar cookie" but if you're manufacturing such a valuable cookie, why would you disenfranchise families to make it even more valuable?

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Thousands rally to denounce Illinois Gov. Rauner’s anti-worker agenda

The 'Rauner Is Hurting Illinois' march and rally spanned out over six full city blocks in Springfield, Illinois.

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United flight attendants demonstrate worldwide for a contract

The principal demands were for better pay that at least matches that in other airline companies, quality healthcare, and retiree benefits.

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Staff of British left-wing Morning Star strike over Tory union restrictions

Journalists at the socialist daily, Britain's counterpart to People's World, staged a one-day political strike.

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Lack of OSHA inspectors, plus corporate greed: a recipe for worker abuse

This week a new report from Oxfam showed the ugliness of corporate greed in America's food processing plants. 

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Uber would owe drivers $730 million if considered employees

Lawsuits filed by Uber drivers in California and Massachusetts expose the old ugly truth about profiteering in the new "gig" or "sharing" economy.

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Verizon strike attracts support in Southern California

The largest such labor action in the U.S. in many years, the strike by Verizon workers taking on corporate greed is now in its fourth week.

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May Day, West Coast style

Two large May Day marches converged upon downtown Los Angeles; the flow of marchers and supporters continued for miles.

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