Labor News

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Trumka: CEOs are the new royalty in America

CEOs of the largest corporations received a 16 percent pay raise in 2014, while the pay gap between CEOs and the typical worker widened to 373-to-1.

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Nurses celebrate their day by protesting in Washington

Nurses support legislation to mandate minimum nurse-to-patient ratios and for full collective bargaining rights for nurses employed at the VA.

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With future at stake, postal workers fighting for everyone

The American Postal Workers Union's contract expires May 20. The outcome of this will impact every community in America.

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Port drivers out on strike, demand companies follow law

Drivers gathered before sunrise, carrying signs and wearing reflective safety vests as they began picketing company trucks.

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New AFL-CIO report shows weaknesses in safety, health enforcement

Low fines and lack of jail terms for heads of firms that disobey or disregard safety provide little incentive for companies to obey the law.

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May Day 2015: an international affair

On May 1, 2015 in Chicago, the community gathered around the memorial for the Haymarket Martyrs.

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LA, Long Beach port drivers forced to strike again

The drivers demand that trucking firms recognize them as employees and bargain with them if they select the Teamsters.

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Trumka: Raising wages is measuring stick for presidential campaign support

"The labor movement's doors are open to any candidate who's serious about transforming our economy with high and rising wages."

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Eleven “must knows” about safety for Workers Memorial Day

Unions observe Workers Memorial Day to remember those who have suffered and died on the job and to renew our efforts for safe workplaces.

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Examining courts' impact on workers and their rights

Here are some recent lower court cases involving workers.

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