Labor News

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Faculty union at Univ. of Illinois ends strike; contract vote May 5

For many of the non-tenured faculty, the long fought battle has finally proven to be victorious.

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Labor Dept. to coal mine owners: Pay black lung victims' claims, then appeal

The old appeal policy left hundreds of thousands of coal miners, disabled from black lung disease, usually without a penny of benefits before they died.

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GOP bill overturns Labor Dept. restriction on financial advisers; Obama promises veto

Some firms have incentivized advisers to steer clients into products that have higher fees and lower returns, costing American families an estimated $17 billion a year,

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California janitors ready to strike

Over 20,000 janitors statewide call for a strike against unfair labor practices by janitorial companies who contract with some of the most high-priced real estate owners.

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AFL-CIO: Workplace deaths, injuries on the rise

"Too many workers remain at serious risk of injury, illness or death. There is much more work to be done."

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Union leaders grapple with problem of workers backing right wingers

Worried union leaders say many members feel "outshouted" by powerful political voices and are showing anger by backing extreme candidates.

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Hillary Clinton’s pro-worker pledges excite building trades audience

Clinton's passion for workers' causes, from project labor agreements to being their advocate in the White House, excited the audience.

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MU graduate workers say “union” in a landslide

While the vote result is a substantial victory, it's just the latest step in the campaign for justice for MU graduate workers.

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Think about immigration like a nurse

If the nurse fears that if they check her documents she'll lose her job or worse, she likely won't have to think a long time before signing that union card.

 

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NLRB keeps up the pressure on Menard's

The Menards decision actually enlarges and deepens the NLRB's reach into the language and attitude of business operators, since it demands reissued handbooks.

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