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Growers move to gut California’s farm labor law

Gerawan Farming, one of the country's largest growers, is challenging the law that makes farm workers' union rights enforceable. 

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Official jobless rate stays at 5.5 percent

The U.S. official unemployment rate stayed at 5.5 percent in March, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced.

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To raise wages in Panama, dockers join a U.S. union

In Panama they call longshore pay "hunger wages." Workers' families live below the government's own poverty line, and some families literally go hungry.

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Senate ‘vote-a-rama’ produces few wins for workers

And the wins workers got, on amendments denouncing USPS cuts and advocating paid family and medical leave, may only be symbolic.

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Students declare national boycott of Wendy's

The student-led boycott will be launched at Ohio State University and will snowball over the coming months as dozens more universities adopt it.

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USW reaches tentative deal with oil industry

The Steelworkers have reached a tentative agreement on a new four-year contract with Shell as a pattern agreement for the rest of the industry.

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Organizers say it's possible to grow unions in the South

People remember Norma Rae, whose iconic struggle to organize a union at J.P. Stevens in the 1970's in Roanoke, N.C. was the stuff of a major Hollywood movie.

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Silicon Valley rises up for low-wage workers

Over 200 labor, religious, and community activists packed historic McDonnell Hall here today to launch Silicon Valley Rising.

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Negotiate now or face a strike, say L.A. teachers

Red shirts filled LA's Grant Park last Thursday, across the street from City Hall, in a rally of educators, students, and parents.

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Shuler challenges labor movement on promoting women to leadership

AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler, the highest-ranking woman in the U.S. labor movement, is challenging her colleagues to promote more women to top jobs.

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