Labor News

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Unionists storm Capitol Hill to lobby lawmakers vs. fast-track

Several hundred unionists fanned out over Capitol Hill on Mar. 4 to lobby lawmakers to vote against so-called "fast-track" trade promotion authority.

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Organizers say it's possible to grow unions in the South

People remember Norma Rae, whose iconic struggle to organize a union at J.P. Stevens in the 1970's in Roanoke, N.C. was the stuff of a major Hollywood movie.

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Silicon Valley rises up for low-wage workers

Over 200 labor, religious, and community activists packed historic McDonnell Hall here today to launch Silicon Valley Rising.

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Negotiate now or face a strike, say L.A. teachers

Red shirts filled LA's Grant Park last Thursday, across the street from City Hall, in a rally of educators, students, and parents.

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Oakland workers celebrate new minimum wage

On Mar. 2, tens of thousands of Oakland workers will get a pay raise, and thousands more will have paid sick days for the first time.

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Ohioans brave severe cold to back oil strikers

"For too long, these companies have gotten public support only to have them take advantage of the workers and their families, forcing overtime and unsafe staffing levels."

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Roadblocks to organizing in a revived economy

With wages flatlining and the middle class shrinking, why is union membership in decline?

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Restaurant workers picket for fair contract and respect

Some 65 workers at Oaks Corner have been without a contract for two and a half years, and haven't had a raise in eight years. 

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Shuler challenges labor movement on promoting women to leadership

AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler, the highest-ranking woman in the U.S. labor movement, is challenging her colleagues to promote more women to top jobs.

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Labor leaders halt political contributions until after fast-track vote

Uunion presidents have decided to condition labor's voluntary political contributions to lawmakers on their fast-track votes, at least for now.

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