Labor News

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AT&T denies sick time pay to older Minnesota employees

The outrage over this brought a large crowd, led by more than 50 members of the CWA, to a mass protest outside the corporation's tower in downtown Minneapolis.

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Labor 2014 celebrates Connecticut election victory

"When we stick together, we win together!" exclaimed Lori Pelletier at a pre-Thanksgiving celebration dinner for Labor 2014 volunteers.

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Immokalee workers offer powerful “Tale of Two Thanksgivings”

Love is a powerful emotion. It's love that drives the Campaign for Fair Food.  And so we will never tire of asking Publix to come to the table.

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Uncommon crimes of conscience

Without other ways to redress these grievances, people undertake nonviolent civil disobedience; they break some small law rather than ignore a larger injustice.

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Today in labor history: American Federation of Labor gets new president

On Nov. 25, 1952, and following the death four days prior of William Green, George Meany became the new president of the AFL.

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NLRB nominee McFerran pledges judicial attitude; panel to vote after Thanksgiving

Lauren McFerran, President Obama's nominee to an NLRB seat, pledged she'll bring a judicial attitude to the five-member panel.

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Walmart workers sound alarm on hunger issues, announce Black Friday plans

"The fight against income inequality starts at Walmart. We are proud to stand with Walmart workers this Black Friday to speak out for fair pay and respect."

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Walmart fueling hunger crisis in America

Just nine days before workers are planning Black Friday protests at more than 1,000 Walmarts, the country's largest employer is contributing to the hunger crisis in the United States.

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Social Security workers launch campaign vs. budget cuts

The workers who run Social Security are launching a campaign against future budget cuts.

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Today in labor history: Joe Hill executed

On November 19, 1915, labor leader and songwriter Joe Hill was executed in Utah on what many believe was a framed charge of murder.

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