Labor News

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Unions launch ad denouncing N.Y. Rep. Rice’s fast track betrayal

"Congresswoman Rice's about-face on Fast Track is a complete betrayal to all working men and women across this country."

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Unions ramp up pressure ahead of Fast Track vote

The AFL-CIO is ramping up efforts to stop Fast Track with a targeted advertising blitz against undecided members of Congress.

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After two years of work, Mother Jones monument to be rededicated

Mary Harris "Mother" Jones has been a symbol of the struggles and victories of the labor movement for over a century.

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It’s official! LA City Council votes hike in minimum wage to $15

On July 1, 2016, the minimum wage will go up to $10.50, and continue to increase gradually until 2020, when it hits $15 an hour.

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Unions criticize GOP proposal to spin off Federal Aviation Administration

Unions representing workers at the FAA are criticizing a House Republican proposal to spin off the administration.

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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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