Labor News

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Store cleaners file class action suit for back pay, set strike date

Janitors who clean department stores in the Twin Cities announced two key developments in their campaign for better wages and working conditions.

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Cleveland labor launches campaign against racism

The North Shore AFL-CIO Federation of Labor has launched a campaign to support the fight against racism.

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Trumka: CEOs are the new royalty in America

CEOs of the largest corporations received a 16 percent pay raise in 2014, while the pay gap between CEOs and the typical worker widened to 373-to-1.

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Senate sidetracks fast-track for TPP - for now

Union leaders hailed the Senate vote, which forces senators to postpone the debate on fast-track until after the Memorial Day recess.

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LA, Long Beach port drivers forced to strike again

The drivers demand that trucking firms recognize them as employees and bargain with them if they select the Teamsters.

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May Day: Workers of the world unite for a better life!

"This is a day to protest against bad conditions for working people and join together to fight for a better world."

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Rail unions back bill mandating two-member crews on freight trains

"The practice to remove more persons from the right-of-ways of American railroads endangers the general public."

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Los Angeles city workers demand good-faith bargaining

The City of Los Angeles has been placed on notice that a possible strike may be necessary in the near future if negotiations continued to be stalled. 

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The fight for $15: A new labor movement is born

Apr. 15 was more than the usual day of demonstrations. It was a turning point in the unity, politics, and organization of the movement to end inequality.

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Media fingerpointing occurs on the docks

Sometimes the conventional narrative the media tell about a news story feels so wrong I can't stand it.

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