Labor News

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Raising wages agenda rolled out at AFL-CIO summit

The nation's largest labor federation, the AFL-CIO, rolled out here today its first- ever Raising Wages agenda.

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Sen. Harkin closes career with demand that lawmakers give workers ‘opportunity’

Closing his 40-year career on Capitol Hill, retiring Senate Labor Committee chairman Tom Harkin challenged his colleagues to give workers and all other people in the U.S. opportunity.

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Top labor board official files charges against McDonald's

McDonald's is one of the nation's largest low-wage employers, and its workers have been in the vanguard of the national movement for decent wages.

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Massive labor actions rock Italy

On Friday, Italy, the land of Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Antonio Gramsci, and the home of the Vatican, came to a halt. Scopero! Strike! was the word of the day.

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Walmart workers: When we fight, we win!

 "Don't be afraid, come out and fight for your rights, see all these people here. This gives me hope."

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Senate to OK McFerran to NLRB seat

The Senate planned to vote on Dec. 8 on President Obama's nomination of Lauren McFerran to a National Labor Relations Board seat.

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California low wage workers on the move

Some 200 workers, labor and community supporters gathered in the heart of the largely Latino Fruitvale neighborhood Dec. 4.

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Today in labor history: Rosa Parks takes a stand by sitting down

On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks, 42 years old, was arrested in Montgomery, Ala., for refusing to give up her seat on a public bus.

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Labor 2014 celebrates Connecticut election victory

"When we stick together, we win together!" exclaimed Lori Pelletier at a pre-Thanksgiving celebration dinner for Labor 2014 volunteers.

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Immokalee workers offer powerful “Tale of Two Thanksgivings”

Love is a powerful emotion. It's love that drives the Campaign for Fair Food.  And so we will never tire of asking Publix to come to the table.

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