Labor News

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Unions added 48,000 members last year

Union density was 11.1 percent in 2014, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported, but the workforce grew even more.

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Grapes of Wrath: California farmworkers fight to unionize

No union can survive without being able to win contracts and thus being able to make substantial changes in wages and conditions.

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Labor expects bold action from Obama tonight on overtime pay

Overtime pay has increasingly moved to the top of labor's agenda because millions of workers are working overtime and not getting paid for it.

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Panelists at wage summit propose practical steps to raise wages

A panel of workers, a Laborer-turned-big-city mayor, a small business owner and others proposed practical moves for taking labor's "Raise The Wages," campaign nationwide.

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Raising wages agenda rolled out at AFL-CIO summit

The nation's largest labor federation, the AFL-CIO, rolled out here today its first- ever Raising Wages agenda.

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Even with master’s degree, wages are dismal

Many of the people gathering in Washington this morning at the first-ever AFL-CIO National Summit on Raising Wages didn't have an easy time getting here.

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Top labor board official files charges against McDonald's

McDonald's is one of the nation's largest low-wage employers, and its workers have been in the vanguard of the national movement for decent wages.

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Study confirms what Minnesota low-wage workers know: life is tough

The report was done by Minnesotans for a Fair Economy and announced by Working America, an organization of some 3 million workers, including 300,000 in Minnesota.

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Justices give biz 9-0 win over workers in security screenings case

For Amazon.com workers, the ruling means spending 25 minutes in line every day, unpaid, while waiting for a mandatory security check.

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Support builds for Delta baggage handler fired for speaking out

Delta Airlines' decision to fire a veteran baggage handler for speaking out in support of low-wage workers has elicited widespread criticism.

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