Labor News

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Pension plans at stake in Bricklayers dispute

In current negotiations, the management trustees of the union's pension propose to radically change the union's pension plan.

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Retirees rally at Ohio commission hearing

Hundreds of retirees and their supporters rallied in connection with hearings held by the White House Commission on Aging.

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Illinois, New Jersey high courts hit cuts of public workers pensions

The two cases show that unions can defend their pensions - pensions which often make up for artificially lowered pay.

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Union leaders, lawmakers, mayors unveil Progressive Agenda

Saying "we need to reward work, not wealth," the group unveiled a massive grassroots campaign for "A Progressive Agenda."

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Postal Workers, customers to hold nationwide protests May 14

APWU members will rally in over 85 cities for improved postal services and to protect good, living-wage jobs.

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Senate sidetracks fast-track for TPP - for now

Union leaders hailed the Senate vote, which forces senators to postpone the debate on fast-track until after the Memorial Day recess.

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New rules could add millions of workers to overtime pay eligibility

The Labor Department is readying proposed rules to greatly expand who can get overtime pay.

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For potato farmers, "organic" means hard labor

The organic food industry especially should hold itself to high standards for labor practices.

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With future at stake, postal workers fighting for everyone

The American Postal Workers Union's contract expires May 20. The outcome of this will impact every community in America.

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Teacher Appreciation Week in Chicago: a cut in pay?

Teacher Appreciation Week had barely begun when news broke that teachers had to take a seven percent pay cut.

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