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McDonald’s workers sue fast food giant over racial and sexual discrimination

McDonald's workers who were fired last year after being told, "There are too many black people [working] in the store."

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After 26 years, government to end direct oversight of Teamsters

After 26 years, the federal government plans to end its consent decree and its direct oversight governing the Teamsters. But there are still strings attached.

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Union leaders give Obama positive reviews except on trade

Union leaders gave President Obama's 2015 State of the Union address generally positive reviews.

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Call for stronger labor law first for Obama on national television

Obama, for the first time since he took office six years ago, used his State of the Union Speech last Tuesday to call for new, tougher labor laws to protect worker's rights.

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Happiness is … joining a union!

Union members are happier with their lives than nonunion workers. Makes sense, right? Now comes a study that proves it.

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Union democracy preserved: Teamster members retain right to vote

This is another step Teamsters members have taken to move their union away from its sordid past and towards a powerful democratic future.

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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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Help make an IBEW striker smile for the holidays!

The union workers of FairPoint believe in serving their customers, not kowtowing to the company's greedy Wall Street owners.

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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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