Labor News

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To honor of King they marched for lives in Los Angeles

Over 3000 marchers and tens of thousands of observers lined up along Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in solidarity with the theme Black Lives Matter.

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Grapes of Wrath: California farmworkers fight to unionize

No union can survive without being able to win contracts and thus being able to make substantial changes in wages and conditions.

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Today in labor history: SNCC founder Julian Bond was born

Today people from around the country and globe are wishing the long time civil rights giant, Julian Bond, a very happy birthday.

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Kaiser Permanente mental health workers go on strike in California

Union demonstrators picket in front of 35 Kaiser Permanente locations throughout the state on behalf of some 2,600 mental health clinicians.

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Today in labor history: Federal workers gain the right to join unions

On January 17, 1962, President John Kennedy signs Executive Order 10988, recognizing the right of federal employees to bargain collectively.

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AFL-CIO urges Obama to promote human rights on both sides of the border

Trumka called on Obama to prioritize protecting human rights, addressing public corruption and impunity, reducing growing inequality and building shared prosperity.

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Year-end legislative rush may produce little for workers

Congress' year-end rush to approve a massive spending bill for the rest of fiscal 2015, and to extend a hodge-podge of special tax breaks, may produce little for workers.

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What's outrageous? Poverty wages! (with video)

Fast food strikers and supporters danced in front of a Downtown Los Angeles McDonald's on December 2, chanting, "If we don't get it, shut it down!"

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Los Angeles-Long Beach port truckers again forced to strike

Short-haul truckers at the nation's largest port again had to strike over terrible working conditions and employer exploitation.

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AMC Loews theatre didn't pay janitors for months

Six janitors contracted to work at the theater hadn't been paid for their work in months; when they finally spoke up, the contracting company fired them all.

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