Labor News

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Workers mobilize vs. GOP budgets’ pension, pay cut schemes

Members of federal workers and postal employee unions mobilized against Republican budget schemes that would - again - cut their pay.

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W. Va. GOP legislature passes, Dem. governor signs anti-worker bill

"Today marks the first time in West Virginia history that our state officially reduced safety standards for coal miners."

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Illinois union coalition battles Rauner fair share fee ban in state courts

Rauner intends to hurt "the men and women who do the real work of state government."

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Young Workers Summit feels the jolt of young labor activism

"America is begging for change on a grand scale; the kind of change that, quite frankly, has always been led by young people."

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The GOP wants pay cuts for hard workers

Gov. Scott Walker signed legislation last week to lower the wages of Wisconsin's middle class workers.

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Machinists file for union recognition at Boeing plant

This is the latest chapter in a long-running saga which previously embroiled Boeing, its workers in the Pacific Northwest, the U.S. Senate, and the NLRB.

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Labor, with unlikely allies, tackles exploitation of high-tech workers

Labor is part of a campaign against the exploitation of foreign workers here on high-tech work visas.

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“Next Up” young workers to map strategy in Chicago

Over 1,000 young union members, students, and community activists will meet to map out strategies.

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The steal of the century: ending wage theft in our time

It may not be the hottest topic on every to-do list, but the problem is as old as, well, the oldest profession. I'm talking about wage theft.

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Progressive think tank backs Obama crackdown on federal contractors

Facing hostility of big business and the GOP, a progressive think-tank went to bat to defend President Obama's cracking down on federal contractors who break labor laws.

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