Labor News

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Tampa workers descend on Bain-owned company

Some 200 workers protested outside the Bloomin' Brands corporate headquarters demanding that Bain Capital pay its workers more and stop outsourcing jobs.

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Voters say bring back call center jobs

The Communications Workers are launching a campaign in 50 legislative races nationwide around the issues of offshore call centers and bringing the jobs back to the U.S.

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Labor leaders: GOP holding workers as hostages

The right wing, is holding workers and the economy "hostage" to their demands for continuing and permanent tax cuts for the wealthiest 2 percent.

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Letter carriers step up drive to save Postal Service

Letter Carriers President Fredric Rolando is challenging his union to step up its crusade to save the Postal Service, saying that "if we don't, no one else will."

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SEIU, Jobs with Justice to push higher minimum wage

The Service Employees and Jobs With Justice joined a last-minute campaign to get Congress to raise the minimum wage.

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AFL-CIO: Call senators today to pass Bring Jobs Home Act

The AFL-CIO and other backers are urging the public to contact their senators immediately to tell them to vote "yes" on the bill.

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CWA president: We need mass movement to fix this mess

The U.S. will stay mired in an "economy mess" of low growth, low-paying jobs, rising income inequality and worse unless it fixes its political processes.

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Trumka: Labor and allies to unveil economic platform

A coalition of progressive groups, led by the AFL-CIO, will unveil a joint platform this summer.

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Trumka: America’s economic lead is not a given

Below are excerpts of a speech by Richard Trumka to the Center for National Policy, a think tank that in concentrated on national security issues.

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Trumka’s answer to “Are we better off?”

Former President George W. Bush lost U.S. jobs during a good economy. Obama has created jobs during the disastrous economy he inherited.

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