Labor News

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Today in history: first U.S. postage stamps issued, and what that means

On this date in 1847, the Post Office Department (now called the U.S. Postal Service), issued its first two postage stamps.

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House bill slashes $74 million from NLRB, shackling board

Ruling Republicans on the House subcommittee that helps dole out federal funds slashed $74 million from the board's budget for the year.

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Labor-led coalition deals blow to trade deal

The TPP deal would trash workers' rights, kill jobs, and open the floodgates to new rounds of outsourcing.

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Delta baggage handler files suit over retaliatory firing

Hedges has been active in trying to organize a union among ground workers at Delta and in 15Now, a movement to raise wages among airport workers to $15 an hour.  

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Retaliation at Illinois factory ignites labor alliance

Members of Chicago Jobs with Justice as well as Jobs to Move America coalesced in downtown Chicago to declare their support for a worker fired in retaliation for whistleblowing.

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Unions launch ad denouncing N.Y. Rep. Rice’s fast track betrayal

"Congresswoman Rice's about-face on Fast Track is a complete betrayal to all working men and women across this country."

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Missouri workers win with wage bill and right-to-work veto

"Since 1978 Missouri has said no to right-to-work and in just a minute I will sign that veto and make sure the voices of Missouri's working people are heard."

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It’s official! LA City Council votes hike in minimum wage to $15

On July 1, 2016, the minimum wage will go up to $10.50, and continue to increase gradually until 2020, when it hits $15 an hour.

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Coalition says Rauner’s compassion extends only to his rich buddies

"To say Illinois legislators are not for the middle class, but for the political class is disingenuous on the part of Gov. Bruce Rauner."

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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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