Labor News

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Walmart workers call on Obama to challenge retailer on wages

"Either you are going to keep your gas or your lights on, not both. You shouldn't have to make choices like that in America today."

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Union leaders to lawmakers: pay freezes, furloughs hit federal workers’ morale

"Federal employees are a devoted and resilient bunch. They despise what politicians have done to them."

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Gov. Jerry Brown and the new, but weak, minimum wage law

Most Californians are well aware that the state minimum wage is going up to $10.00/hour. But when and how? 

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Alabama says it can fire workers for telling the truth

In certain circumstances, the state of Alabama says, it can fire or discipline a state worker who tells the truth - even if the truth exposes fraud and corruption.

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Firefighters battle cancer as well as flames in toxic homes

Firefighters can smell smoke on their hair and skin for days after a fire; chemicals get into skin through the pores.

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Mississippi Nissan workers seek State Department help in dealing with company

The UAW and IndustriALL asked the State Department to mediate the battle between the auto giant and workers at its plant who are trying to unionize.

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Weak laws let whistleblower at Caterpillar plant hang out to dry

A veteran UAW worker and safety committeeman at Caterpillar's big plant in Peoria, Ill. found out that federal job safety and health law protecting whistle-blowers is weak - very weak.

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Postal workers in 27 states rally against Staples privatization plan

Postal Workers members and community allies are rallying today at 50 Staples stores in 27 states as part of a National Day of Action.

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Fight for $15 takes step forward

Two hugely significant reports just released have given credibility and energy to the fight for a $15 an hour minimum wage.

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Workers win two in the courts

Two separate groups of union workers - public workers in Florida and American Airlines retirees nationwide - racked up big wins in separate courts in recent days.

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