Labor News

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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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AFSCME grows by 90,000 since January

The union sees its successful organizing campaign as a clear indication that face-to-face organizing is the proper response to what has been an onslaught of attacks on public service workers.

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Today in labor history: Organizer Ella Reeve "Mother" Bloor born

Bloor investigated child labor in glass factories and mines, and worked undercover in meat packing plants to verify for federal investigators the nightmarish working conditions

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Yuengling Brewery billionaire pushes "right-to-work" in my home county

Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, where I grew up, is famous for two things: anthracite coal and union organizing.

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Unions celebrate LGBTQ progress, say challenges remain

To become more inclusive, to increase efforts to protect transgender workers and to fight for state laws that prevent employers from firing workers for their sexual orientation or gender expression.

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