Labor News

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Examining courts' impact on workers and their rights

Here are some recent lower court cases involving workers.

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OSHA sets high goals for National Safety Stand-Down event

In a follow-up to Workers Memorial Day, OSHA will stage the largest occupational safety event ever next month.

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Rail unions back bill mandating two-member crews on freight trains

"The practice to remove more persons from the right-of-ways of American railroads endangers the general public."

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Baltimore unions back Fight for $15

"The same forces that want to privatize the postal system and oppose voting rights want to keep the federal sub-minimum wage just like it is."

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Los Angeles city workers demand good-faith bargaining

The City of Los Angeles has been placed on notice that a possible strike may be necessary in the near future if negotiations continued to be stalled. 

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The fight for $15: A new labor movement is born

Apr. 15 was more than the usual day of demonstrations. It was a turning point in the unity, politics, and organization of the movement to end inequality.

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Workers sue Walmart for retaliatory store closings

"It is no accident that they shut down our store, which has been a one of the most successful centers for organizing."

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Teachers union leaders split as panel starts rewriting education law

Leaders of the nation's two large teachers' unions are split on a bipartisan effort by a key Senate committee to rewrite the federal aid-to-education law.

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Buying elections, local style, in Chicago

The politicians "are marinated in money" says Steelworkers President Leo Gerard. 

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Berkeley demonstration for $15 at site of 60’s Free Speech Movement

Low wage workers were joined by dozens of area unions and community organizations in a massive demonstration for $15 and a union.

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