Labor News

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Florida's tipped workers could see their wages cut in half

The CEOs of restaurants like Chilis and Outback Stakehouse think that $4.65 an hour is too much for their tipped employees.

High court to hear union campaign finance case

Another right-wing effort to throw public worker unions out of politics hit the U.S. Supreme Court agenda.

Unions hit latest plans for postal cuts

The nation's postal unions protested cutback plans that would close hundreds of distribution centers and lengthen delivery times.

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Service Employees back Obama

The Service Employees became the third big union - and the second within Change To Win - to endorse Democratic President Barack Obama for re-election.

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Postal unions blast two "rescue" bills

Postal workers are blasting both Postal Service "rescue" bills as deeply flawed legislation that would come close to killing the Postal Service.

Occupy Chicago and labor join in taking aim at Wall Street (with video)

Occupy Chicago protesters adopted two official demands: Repeal the Bush tax cuts for the rich and prosecute "Wall Street Criminals."

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Labor youth summit opens in Minneapolis

The conference includes young workers, young union organizers and students, and is part of the AFL-CIO's attempts, over the last two years, to reach workers under age 35.

Postal unions, postal service collide over layoff scheme, health care cuts

The nation's postal unions and the U.S. Postal Service's management have collided over management's latest plan to close what it says is a yawning deficit: mass layoffs, violating union contracts, and cuts in health care.

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Workers blast threat to shut down U.S. Postal Service

Postal Service employees say threats by the U.S. Postal Service to shut down this winter because of a $9.2 billion deficit are part of a "manufactured crisis" designed to privatize the world's largest mail delivery system.

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L.A. labor event backs justice for Cuban 5

More than 200 workers, labor leaders and community activists came together at the United Service Workers West (SEIU) Hall to participate in an event in solidarity with the Cuban 5.

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