Labor News

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Today in labor history: Joe Hill executed

On November 19, 1915, labor leader and songwriter Joe Hill was executed in Utah on what many believe was a framed charge of murder.

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AMC Loews theatre didn't pay janitors for months

Six janitors contracted to work at the theater hadn't been paid for their work in months; when they finally spoke up, the contracting company fired them all.

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Teamsters, human rights groups demand justice for Gilberto Soto

The Teamsters and 14 human rights groups bought a full-page ad about Soto's case in El Salvador's largest paper, La Prensa Grafica.

 

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New Orleans union teachers to take case to U.S. Supreme Court

The 7,500 union teachers and staff, fired after the state took over the schools following Hurricane Katrina, are taking their case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Postal unions plan national protests vs. closings

The nation's four postal employee unions are uniting for the Nov. 14 protest against planned Jan. 2015 shutdown of 82 more distribution centers.

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NLRB hits Postal Service for breaking labor law

The dispute over the outsourcing is part of what postal unions call the Postmaster General's creeping privatization of the Postal Service.

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Walmart moms demand better pay and protections for women workers

They have a list of changes the company must make to ensure that the women who are key to profits are not living in poverty or putting their health at risk.

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GOP Senate leaders scheme to hamstring NLRB

They are upset by a General Counsel's memo saying franchise holders and the chains that enfranchise them are both responsible for obeying wage and working condition laws.

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"We have to care, We do care, We're all in," Inspiring report from Missouri labor

"We need to clearly, openly discuss the reality of racism in America, we have a big vision of a better nation.""

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GOP filibuster defeats paycheck fairness act, again

Women's' groups calculate the median female worker loses $11,600 yearly to the discriminatory wage gap.

 

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