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Chicago teachers prepare for possible strike as students return to school

Chicagoans and union members worry about two major concerns: how the district will access more funds, and how equitably those funds will be spent.

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Unions battle employers that use arbitration to curb worker rights

The direct attack on worker rights engineered by Gov. Scott Walker is only one front of the war on workers.

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OSHA fines Tyson 263k after faulty machine amputates worker’s finger

OSHA said the worker had his finger amputated by the machine when he was trying to remove chicken parts jammed in its conveyor belt.

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De Blasio order mandates employer neutrality in NYC union drives

The New York mayor said his executive order would mandate labor peace on construction and retail by “preventing disruptions” while benefiting the workers.

 

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Trump adds Philippines to terror list, Asian-American labor responds

"Donald Trump disrespects Filipinos and exposes his own ignorance and racism," said SEIU Vice President Luisa Blue.

 

 

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Virginia unionists concentrate on beating right-to-work

Amid reports Republicans may be ceding Virginia to Hillary Clinton in the presidential race, unions are focusing on defeating a right to work referendum. 

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To November and beyond: #Fightfor15 convention showcases a worker-led movement

Thousands of low-wage workers from across the country convened in the old capital of the Confederacy for the first ever national Fight for $15 meeting.

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Actors union lines up political support for Telemundo organizing drive

NBC-Universal owns Telemundo, but the unorganized actors don't get residuals or health care, guaranteed wage minimums or meal breaks. 

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Survey: 36 percent of U.S. “financially desperate” or barely getting by

The study by the world's top global union federation, adds that the proportion is higher among women, people aged 16-24 and those with less education. 

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At a critical moment, labor’s cause is racial, economic justice

"The names, the hashtags represent real people in our very own community; they have jobs; they work alongside us; they have families; they were our high school classmates."

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