Labor News

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Liz Yates, 90, helped organize Seattle teachers

Elizabeth Yates who helped unionize her fellow Seattle school teachers and remained a lifelong progressive activist.

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Project launched to put raising minimum wage on state ballots

The Fairness Project was launched today to help raise the minimum wage through ballot initiatives in states, cities, and counties across the nation.

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In most states, even $15 an hour is not enough

Workers nationwide have been campaigning for a $15 hourly "living wage," but a new think tank report says that in most states, $15 is not enough.

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AFL-CIO asks Angela Merkel to end T-Mobile gag order

"U.S. workers have a basic right to speak out and challenge sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace."

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Bernie Sanders introduces major labor law reform bill

The bill allows workers to unionize through a simple majority card-check vote and ensures that companies can't stop a union from forming by denying a first contract.

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Labor communicators spotlight “uprising” in the South

"The movement for social and economic justice is growing faster in the South than anywhere else in the U.S."

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Alaska hotel workers hang tough with Sheraton, Hilton boycotts

For Alaskan hotel workers, instead of battling weather and wilderness, they have been locked in a lengthy campaign for decent wages.

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At Legislative Conference, jobs for all is the priority

The workshop on full employment at the 45th Annual Legislative Conference of the CBCF was the most important one of all.

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Disgraced United CEO Smisek is major reason for income inequality

Smisek and his overpaid boardroom buddies nationwide have swindled American workers and communities.

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Clinton courts Carpenters leaders

Carpenters president Douglas McCarron introduced Clinton as "the next president of the United States."

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