Labor News

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Today in labor history: 200,000 students boycott Chicago public schools

Civil rights groups organized the boycott and demonstration against segregated schools and inadequate resources for black students.

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Trumka backs measure to limit crimes classified as felonies

He stressed that mass incarceration of people of color is not a result of a higher crime rate, but of laws that criminalize a whole class of people.

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N.Y. and D.C low-wage workers win big

More than 200,000 low-wage workers got big wins from New York Mayor de Blasio and the Obama administration's Labor Department.

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Walmart moms demand better pay and protections for women workers

They have a list of changes the company must make to ensure that the women who are key to profits are not living in poverty or putting their health at risk.

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Fast food workers rally in Times Square

The message of the demonstrators was that they are prepared to do whatever it takes to win respect and a living wage, $15 and a union.

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USW rolls out platform, denounces greedy forces out to destroy workers

Delegates adopted a multi-point action platform for coming years to battle what President Gerard called "shrewd, greedy and powerful" forces out to destroy workers.

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Nurses to strike this week at Bay Area hospitals

Concerns about safe staffing levels are one cause of the planned strikes: RNs are unable to take meal and rest breaks without leaving patients with inadequate staffing care

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Today in labor history: Medicare and Medicaid established

The ongoing fight to protect Medicare and Medicaid today from right-wing "reforms" is in sharp contrast to the victory of July 30, 1965.

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Unite Here: Organizing to change lives

Having organized over 10,000 new members in the past year, delegates enthusiastically agreed to organize at least 10,000 new members every year until their next convention in 2019.

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Changing the balance of power between Capital and Labor

The private appropriation of socially produced wealth is capitalism's central mechanism.

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