Labor News

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D.C. unions to City Council: We’ll remember your Walmart vote

Workers citywide will remember which city council members voted for Walmart in upholding Mayor Vincent Gray's veto of legislation requiring a $12.50 minimum wage.

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Today in labor history: California landmark Paid Family Leave

On September 23, 2002, Democratic California Gov. Gray Davis signed legislation making the state the first to offer workers paid family leave.

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Connecticut takes on AT&T and ALEC

The Communications Workers of America Local 1298 went into full gear to mobilize opposition.

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Irish unions battle minimum wage cuts

Can you imagine battling the Great Recession by cutting the minimum wage?

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More AFL-CIO Convention coverage here than anywhere else

Many of our hardest working union sisters and brothers just completed the most important AFL-CIO convention in history.

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Labor to “play heavily” in state elections next year

Organized labor, with its community allies, will "play heavily" in state gubernatorial and legislative races next year, its top two political operatives say.

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"Mr. Clean" gives guest workers a dirty deal

America's unions are going to bat for foreign workers who toil in America, in conditions that approximate slavery. And Dwight Allen, a 41-year-old "guest worker" laboring in Florida apartment buildings says he is sure glad they have.

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AFL-CIO to unite with allies for job safety

"The right to a safe job is a fundamental worker right. All workers should be able to go to work and return home safely at the end of the day."

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AFL-CIO crafts compromise to prevent dumping of health care law

AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka said that labor's attempt to reach out to every worker in the country was going to require effort on the part of unions.

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Indiana court tosses state’s right-to-work law

An Indiana circuit court judge has tossed out the state's "right to work" law, agreeing with the Operating Engineers that it violates the state's constitution.

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