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SEIU: After Supreme Court ruling, workers vow to stand up for good jobs, quality care

Home care workers and consumers are ready to stand up for quality home care in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Harris v. Quinn today.

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Today in labor history: Blues legend Big Bill Broonzy born

Lee Conley Bradley, who became known as Big Bill Broonzy, was born on June 26 in 1893, as he later said, or possibly in 1905 as family records suggest.

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Supreme Court rules against Obama on NLRB recess appointments

The Supreme Court ruled against the president and supporters in the labor movement by restricting the ability to fill vacant government positions before getting full Senate approval.

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West Coast dock workers battling push to gut ILWU

With their six-year contract about to expire, talks being held between the ILWU and the managers of Pacific coastal ports are going down to the wire.

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Massachusetts, Michigan minimum wage hikes leave restaurant workers shortchanged

The federal minimum wage for workers who depend on tips is $2.13 hourly and it hasn't risen in more than 20 years. And employers routinely cheat the tipped workers.

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Today in labor history: Fair Labor Standards Act signed by Roosevelt

Senator Hugo Black,  author of the law, initially proposed a 30-hour week. Close to 700,000 workers were benefited from the legislation.

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Unite Here aims to grow union membership among low wage workers

Delegates from all over the country, representing some 270,000 Unite Here members, are converging on this city June 25-27 for the union's constitutional convention.

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Government workers back Grimes in Kentucky Senate race

The American Federation of Government Employees today formally endorsed Alison Lundergan Grimes for election to the U.S. Senate.

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Chicago Walmart worker at White House summit today

Holmes, one of hundreds of workers who traveled to today's White House Summit On Working Families, explained to Obama about how Walmart mistreated her when she was pregnant.

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Unions unite for Connecticut elections

"We are not letting anybody divide the unions of the Connecticut AFL-CIO!" exclaimed Randi Weingarten to a standing ovation and loud applause.

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