Labor News

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Tale of two cities: “Yes” vs. “no” on fair work schedules

Not knowing when and for how long they will be at work makes it virtually impossible for workers to arrange for child care or have a good home life.

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The Break Room: Who owns your time?

Having a work schedule you can depend on has joined raising the minimum wage as a winnable demand for America's millions of low-paid workers.

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AFL-CIO Exec. VP Tefere Gebre addresses immigration on two coasts

Do American workers lose out because of immigration? Gebre, himself a refugee, tackled the question at an LA summit on race and at the UN in NY.

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Student, faculty unity win, classes begin at Long Island University

"We made a really clear statement that you can't run a university without faculty and without students."

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Washington, DC rejects worker-friendly scheduling bill; Seattle passes it

 The measures would make firms give workers at least two weeks' advance notice of their schedules, and make those schedules predictable.

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Oreo workers take Nabisco fight global

Mondelēz-Nabisco shipped 600 South Chicago jobs out of the country. Now, workers from BCTGM are uniting across borders to fight back.

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September 19 Labor Update

Incarcerated workers are still workers; VA healthcare under the gun; CWA solidarity with Standing Rock Sioux; 13 million call Congress to stop TPP; a cup of union tea.

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Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra musicians are on strike

The musicians are courageously conducting a high profile labor action; the strike is also very winnable.

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Workers’ groups show candidates that supporting higher wages wins votes

"Voters are fed up with lack of action in Washington on raising wages for working people; letting voters know where the candidates stand on these issues can have a significant impact."

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New union leaders emerge at Social Justice Academy

Graduation was emotional for the dozen members of SEIU 32 BJ at the completion of the Social Justice Academy.

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