Labor News

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How the Oscars began as a tool for union-avoidance

Everyone's heard of the Academy Awards, but few know the anti-union origins of its sponsor.

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NLRB rejects McDonalds’ request to treat joint employer cases separately

The NLRB's general counsel presents evidence in one big case about the joint responsibility of McDonald's and its local franchises to obey labor law.

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House GOP votes to curb asbestos victims’ class action suits

The House's GOP majority rammed through legislation to curb class action suits and throw open asbestos' victims medical records/payments.

 

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Mayor De Blasio helps celebrate NY Fight For 15 victory

Mayor de Blasio and the city council have called for $15 in NYC wage but the Republican-led state senate has blocked the desired increase.

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Connecticut’s Annual Amistad Awards Rally calls for justice for all

The exciting "Justice for All" People's World Amistad Awards set the tone for the big battles of 2016 in Connecticut.

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For union supporters rallying at SCOTUS, Friedrichs case is personal

Outside the Supreme Court building, unionists waved signs with phrases like "Working people want a voice."

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Workers, unions may face big loss at Supreme Court

Workers and public sector unions faced sharp questions about union dues, agency fees and what they're used for.

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2015 ends with five percent jobless rate, claims of new jobs in December

While the economy added jobs, the workers barely added to their paychecks.

 

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Keystone saga continues: Firm sues govt., seeks damages under NAFTA

TransCanada, Keystone XL's sponsor, sued in federal court in Houston to overturn the federal rejection of the pipeline project.

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Nationwide Right-to-Work? In Friedrichs SCOTUS case, it could happen

Under a Supreme Court dominated by conservatives, the First Amendment has been interpreted to protect the One Percent.

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