Labor News

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On Equal Pay Day women call for a level playing field

For women, today is a sobering reminder that not nearly enough has been done to address unfair wages in this country.

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Major union, non-union workers unite in build-up for April 15

"We are not going to stop the fight until we tear down the barriers that keep workplace and racial injustices in place."

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Labor Dept., unions go to bat in court for same-sex couples

All married couples, whether opposite-sex or same-sex, should have federal family leave rights regardless of where they live.

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Two-tier wages to be key issue at UAW talks with Detroit three

"A society built on low-wage jobs does not deliver purchasing power, it only increases the number of workers in poverty."

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Growers move to gut California’s farm labor law

Gerawan Farming, one of the country's largest growers, is challenging the law that makes farm workers' union rights enforceable. 

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Trumka says Colombia example exposes problems with trade deals

"Investors and companies have received benefits," Trumka said, "while workers have not, this has to change."

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Workers in LA: tipping the fair wage balance

"People who make less than $15 an hour know plenty about money; they know what it's like not to have enough money."

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Official jobless rate stays at 5.5 percent

The U.S. official unemployment rate stayed at 5.5 percent in March, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced.

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Today in history: Feminist labor organizer Rose Schneiderman is born

A fiery labor orator,  feminist and socialist, she served as president of the Women's Trade Union League.

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To raise wages in Panama, dockers join a U.S. union

In Panama they call longshore pay "hunger wages." Workers' families live below the government's own poverty line, and some families literally go hungry.

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