Labor News

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AFL-CIO stands with Brazilian workers and democracy

The political crisis in Brazil has entered a stage likely to damage democracy in the country for years to come and have a negative impact on the entire region.

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Thousands rally to denounce Illinois Gov. Rauner’s anti-worker agenda

The 'Rauner Is Hurting Illinois' march and rally spanned out over six full city blocks in Springfield, Illinois.

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United flight attendants demonstrate worldwide for a contract

The principal demands were for better pay that at least matches that in other airline companies, quality healthcare, and retiree benefits.

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Rally for job security at Yale

Up to 2,000 union members and community allies filled Cedar Street May 5 to support 986 union members whose jobs are threatened.

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Workers suffer as Nabisco CEO makes millions, moves Oreo production line to Mexico

Such contrasts lead the AFL-CIO to publish its yearly study comparing CEO pay and the median pay of U.S. workers.

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Verizon worker explains why she strikes in open letter to CEO

A rank-and-file Verizon worker penned an open letter to the company's CEO, telling him why he forced her to walk the picket line.

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High court upholds Seattle’s $15 minimum wage ordinance

The U.S. Supreme Court has handed a judicial win - even if only in one big city - to the "Fight for 15 and a union" movement.

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Striking Verizon workers introduce virtual picket line

The 39,000 striking Verizon workers are introducing a new facet to the worker-boss struggle.

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Temp workers increasingly at risk of dying on the job

"Contract workers are most frequently assigned to the most hazardous jobs, and employers are not meeting their legal obligations to provide safe working conditions."

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Indiana Carrier plant workers take their case directly to UTC shareholders

Members of USW Local 1999 will take the fight to save their jobs to the streets with a march and rally at the Indiana State Capitol. 

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