Labor News

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Verizon working families strike for better workplace

After months of negotiations with the telecommunications giant, they've decided to take a stand to create a better workplace.

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Verizon giveback demands force 39,000 on East Coast out on strike

"Verizon made $39 billion in profits over the last three years, but the company is still insisting on givebacks that would devastate our jobs."

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NY state raises minimum wage to $15, enacts paid family leave

An increasing list of states, tired of GOP-ordered dysfunction in D.C., have raised their minimums.

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Even before new $15/hour minimum wage signed, California workers celebrated

The celebrations began early, even as California's new minimum wage law was still racing through the state legislature last week.

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Thousands out on the picket lines at Chicago schools today

Teachers picketed outside all of the public schools in Chicago's Hyde Park section this morning.

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Minneapolis resumes march towards paid sick leave law, as Vermont enacts one

After a pause for a city-mandated study, Minneapolis has resumed its march towards enacting a paid sick and family leave law.

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California poised to have highest state minimum wage

California's $10/hour minimum - already the highest of any state - would rise gradually to $15 in 2022 for businesses with 26 or more workers.

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New Labor Department rule to expose union busting industry

 "Using union-busting law firms to intimidate workers is one more tool in the toolbox of the global elite."

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Wash. mill town workers march for Bernie

"It's time to win Washington State and the rest of the West for Bernie Sanders!'

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Easter Rising 1916: Labor and the Irish independence struggle

An unexpected commotion disrupted routine in a busy city center on an April morning one hundred years ago. 

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