Labor News

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Jobless rate unchanged in Nov., businesses say they created 321K jobs

The number of unemployed actually rose by 115,000 in November, to 9.11 million, BLS said. But an equal number of workers found jobs, so the rate stayed unchanged.

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Economists weigh in as Walmart Black Friday protests approach

As the largest Black Friday strikes and protests scheduled for  Nov. 28 rapidly approach, the growing calls for change at Walmart continue.

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AFL-CIO to push economic agenda starting with January wage summit

The AFL-CIO will strongly push its economic agenda, emphasizing job creation and raising workers' incomes, starting with a "wage summit" in January in D.C.

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Trumka: Voters said they were “desperate” for new economic life

"The fact of the matter is that people are disillusioned by endless political bickering and eyed these elections with great dispirit."

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Executive Paywatch highlights gap between rich CEOs and their workers

"Tax day is a day when we all pitch in, right? Yet for a small number of wealthy people, it represents making money from the sacrifice of others - a ridiculous amount of money."

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From wealth gap to voting rights, labor takes a stand

From opposing "fast-track" trade treaty bargaining authority to restoring and expanding voting rights, the AFL-CIO Executive Council committed the labor movement to specific stands on a select group of high-profile issues.

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Sherrod Brown, others talk green industrial revolution

When it comes to the transformation of the global economy from high-carbon, polluting energy sources to a more sustainable future, the U.S. risks falling behind. 

 

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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: Wall Street crash of 1929

The Wall Street Crash was the most devastating stock market crash in the history of the U.S. Iit signaled the beginning of the 10-year Great Depression that affected all Western industrialized countries.

 

 

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Union leaders welcome end of shutdown, lifting of debt limit

Union leaders welcomed Congress' end of the two-week partial federal shutdown and the decision to suspend the nation's debt limit, thus avoiding what would have been a first-ever default.

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