Labor News

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Okla. governor bars cities from setting minimum wage

Oklahoma Republican Gov. Mary Fallin has signed a bill prohibiting cities, counties, and their citizens the right to set a mandatory minimum wage.

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Nationwide, workers lead local movements to raise wages

Working families across the country have been leading movements to raise wages at the state and local level.

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Building trades unions: Remake the nation's infrastructure!

With GOP opposition keeping the federal government from moving on Obama-backed legislation that would create massive numbers of jobs, the unions, at their legislative conference mapped out specific proposals to get the job done.

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Official February unemployment at 6.7 percent

U.S. Unemployment rose by 0.1 percent in February, to 6.7 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said. 

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Good Jobs First analysis: The corporate rich get richer

States and cities frequently shower firms with millions of dollars in tax breaks, all in the name of gaining - or keeping - jobs. The corporate rich get richer from it.

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OSHA goes after Ohio Bell for punishing injured workers

OSHA is really pissed off at Ohio Bell, especially when it disciplines workers for reporting on-the-job injuries that would be considered "little things."

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Biden blasts “right-to-work”

 Business and right wing backers of so-called "right to work" laws really want "the right for them to eliminate your right to have a say in your work."

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Housing is key to solving jobs crisis

Our country is plagued by a severe jobs crisis. The crisis is on-going and the longer it lasts, the larger the number of permanently unemployed.

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GE closing upstate NY plant, betraying workers, community

Despite 17 bargaining sessions over a 60-day period, GE  has decided to shutter its 75-year-old plant in Fort Edward, New York.

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On recession’s sixth anniversary, U.S. still down 8 million jobs

Six years after the onset of the Great Recession, the U.S. economy needs nearly 8 million jobs to return to pre-recession health.

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