Labor News

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Oil workers begin largest strike since 1980

The USW called for its refinery workers to stage their walkout after negotiations with Shell Oil Co. broke down less than two weeks after they began.

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Today in labor history: “What’s My Line?” debuts

Sixty-five years ago, at 8 pm Eastern time on February 2, 1950, the game show What's My Line? debuted on CBS-TV.

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Los Angeles standing up to raise minimum wage

Supporters of the Raise the Wage Campaign, including church organizations, students groups, seniors, immigrant right groups, unions and labor leaders rallied at City Hall in LA.

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Right-to-work: smokescreen for corporate interests

It's up to us, union workers, and non-union workers alike, to make our voices heard and stop this attack on unions.

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Justices toss permanent company payment of union retiree health benefits

"The Yard-Man ruling violates ordinary contract principles by placing a thumb on the scale in favor of vested retiree benefits in all collective-bargaining agreements."

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Labor-backed alliance to push bold agenda in Oregon capitol

One fourth of Oregon's workforce - 412,000 workers - are in "low-wage" occupations with a median annual income of under $12 an hour.

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Postal unions, allies go ‘back to the future’ with banking plan for USPS

The nation's four postal unions and their allies have taken at least one leaf from the movie "Back to the Future."

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Campaign demands more funding for reentry programs

Supporters of the 50 percent for Jobs not Jails campaign rallied at the Alameda County Administration Building in Oakland Jan. 20.

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After 26 years, government to end direct oversight of Teamsters

After 26 years, the federal government plans to end its consent decree and its direct oversight governing the Teamsters. But there are still strings attached.

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Union leaders give Obama positive reviews except on trade

Union leaders gave President Obama's 2015 State of the Union address generally positive reviews.

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