Labor News

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Obama announces new overtime pay rule

Overturning a cutback the GOP Bush Administration instituted a decade ago, Obama announced a new overtime pay rule on June 30.

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Triqui migrants do the work, but want change

"When I see people working in the field, I see a lack of equality. If it wasn't for them the crops wouldn't get grown or harvested."

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“Right-to-work” goes down the drain in Maine

Following effective worker lobbying, meetings, phone calls and 10,000 post cards, RTW legislation was defeated by a 90-52 margin in the state House.

 

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Delta baggage handler files suit over retaliatory firing

Hedges has been active in trying to organize a union among ground workers at Delta and in 15Now, a movement to raise wages among airport workers to $15 an hour.  

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New Jersey unions go toe to toe with Christie over pensions

Unions representing N.J. state and local government workers vowed that the fight over Chris Christie's pension payment cuts is not over.

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Missouri workers win with wage bill and right-to-work veto

"Since 1978 Missouri has said no to right-to-work and in just a minute I will sign that veto and make sure the voices of Missouri's working people are heard."

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After two years of work, Mother Jones monument to be rededicated

Mary Harris "Mother" Jones has been a symbol of the struggles and victories of the labor movement for over a century.

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Supreme court rules vs. employer discrimination by religion

The Supreme Court came down hard on employers who discriminate against potential workers on the basis of religion.

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Activists demand re-hiring at Walmart

On June 2 in Dallas, nationwide rallies demanded re-hiring of laid-off Walmart workers.

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Unions demand opening of secret trade pacts

On June 2, hundreds of unionists and their allies descended on the office of the Obama administration's U.S. Trade Representative.

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