Labor News

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Today in labor history: Dolly Parton's "9 to 5" tops charts

The song was written and originally performed by Parton for the 1980 film comedy Nine to Five, starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Parton in her film debut.

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Labor and allies honor King and defend workers

Many consider Philadelphia  "ground zero" in the fight to save and improve public education and public services.

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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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Missiouri, workers, faithful fight for better minimum wage

"The labor movement and the faith community are joined at the hip."

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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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Hunger strikers crusade to save Postal Service

If all else fails, try shame.

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Hunger strike underway in D.C.

 Planned cuts to the U.S. Postal Service that would cost more than 100,000 active workers their jobs and other cuts, prompted eight retired union Letter Carriers to begin a hunger strike in D.C. on June 25. t

Union and Obama super PAC buy $4 million in ads

The Service Employees and Priorities USA have bought ads in key states with Hispanic-American populations, exposing the anti-worker, anti-Hispanic record Mitt Romney.

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Letter carriers campaign to save postal service

With Congress home for a two-week Easter-Passover recess, the Letter Carriers and other postal unions have seized the opportunity to campaign.

Service Employees start campaign to expose secret campaign donors

They're starting with a $25,000 reward to anyone who comes forward with inside information about a corporation's hidden funding of a SuperPAC.

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