Labor News

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Activists demand re-hiring at Walmart

On June 2 in Dallas, nationwide rallies demanded re-hiring of laid-off Walmart workers.

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Unions demand opening of secret trade pacts

On June 2, hundreds of unionists and their allies descended on the office of the Obama administration's U.S. Trade Representative.

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Coalition says Rauner’s compassion extends only to his rich buddies

"To say Illinois legislators are not for the middle class, but for the political class is disingenuous on the part of Gov. Bruce Rauner."

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Video: Chicago teachers protest charter expansion

 Teachers union activists assembled at the Chicago Public School Board before classes began to protest plans to expand for-profit charter schools.

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After Senate loss, fast-track fight shifts to House

Labor is increasing its attention on the GOP-run House, where the vote is expected to be much closer and up for grabs.

 

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New rules require contractors to obey labor laws

Rules will help prevent millions of workers from being subject to harmful or unlawful treatment, especially underpaid women.

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New NEA president Eskelsen Garcia brings verve, edge to union

Teacher Lily Eskelsen Garcia has seen poverty's impact on her students, so for her, the issue is personal.

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Right-to-work loses in Illinois house, heads for Missouri veto

In a rebuke to GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner's anti-worker agenda, the Democratic-run Illinois House voted his bill down.

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Head of L.A. Federation of Labor thrilled with $15 wage victory

It's a great day for working Angelenos, as the LA city countil has voted to raise the minimum wage, in steps, to $15 an hour.

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Kasich yanks collective bargaining rights from 10,000 Ohio care workers

Gov. John Kasich has yanked collective bargaining rights from 10,000 Ohio home health care and child care workers.

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