Labor News

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Mott’s strike takes national stage

As of August 30, the 300 workers at the Mott's plant in Williamson, N.Y., have been on strike for 100 days.

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Business campaigns against EFCA in fall contests

As Labor Day approaches, business groups are throwing big money into ad campaigns to undermine pro-labor candidates.

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N.Y. transit union pickets UPS, backs Turkish workers

New York City union members converged outside United Parcel Service's midtown Manhattan office Sept. 1 for an informational picket line on labor rights issues in Turkey.

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Disabled workers suffer more, Labor Department says

Workers with disabilities face higher unemployment, earn less income, and are more likely to be forced to work part-time, says the first-ever report on the subject by the U.S. government.

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Retirement home residents rally for workers

Their hair is gray, some use walkers or canes, but that didn't stop them from rallying to support 38 workers "replaced" during a contract dispute.

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Muslim worker asks federal probe of Disney discrimination

The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has been asked to probe Disney's discrimination against a Muslim woman worker.

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Disney worker rejects employer’s substitute hijab

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Is Disney policy part of the Islamophobia being trumpeted by the ultra-right?

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Non-union workers strike California hotel

In a first for their industry, workers at a non-union hotel went out on a one-day strike Aug. 9 to protest years of being denied the right to take breaks.

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Warehouse workers suffer while Wal-Mart rakes in cash

Tory Moore, from Kankakee, Ill., worked as a temp warehouse worker for six years before he was fired in December 2009, after standing up for his rights.

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“Fun work experience” turns to nightmare at liquor superstore

"Leading alcoholic beverage-lifestyle" superstore BevMo! offers job-seekers "fun, fast-paced and constantly changing work experiences" - but workers say the reality is different.

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