Labor News

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Fire Fighter leader blasts hypocritical politicians

The nation's politicians, from the federal government on down to city halls, are hypocritical in praising Fire Fighters and other first responders, then cutting public safety budgets.

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St. Louis fast food workers fight discrimination

St. Louis fast-food chains - among others across the nation - are attempting to intimidate low-wage activists, as they gear up for the nationwide strike. planned for this Thursday, August 29.

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Secretive Trans-Pacific ‘free trade’ deal threatens wages, jobs

Hundreds of activists marched through downtown Minneapolis on August 20 to protest the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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Writers Guild to PBS: Air film on Koch brothers

The Writers Guild of America-East is demanding that a Public Broadcasting System flagship station, WNET 13 in New York, air the documentary about  the far-right oil tycoons, the  Koch brothers.

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It's official: UFCW formally rejoins AFL-CIO

Citing the AFL-CIO's new dynamism and activism, UFCW formally rejoined the labor federation on August 8, leaving Change To Win, but not its organizing institute.

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Palermo’s agrees to reinstate eight fired workers

The company also has agreed to post a notice informing workers of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act and to hold a union election.

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Unionists to hit the streets in August for immigration reform

Unionists will hit the streets by the thousands in August, campaigning all-out for comprehensive immigration reform.

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Today in labor history: Minimum wage rises 70 cents, fight continues

Today in 2009, the U.S. minimum wage rose 70 cents from $6.55 to $7.25. Low-wage workers struggled mightily for that meager increase.

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St. Paul laundry workers picket for fair contract

About 240 Health Systems Cooperative employees, members of Workers United Local 150, have been working without a contract since March 31. A temporary extension of the previous contract expired July 14.

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Today in labor history: S.C. hospital workers win union recognition strike

For over three months, 400 African-American hospital workers, mostly women, walked off their jobs in protest over discrimination and the right to form a union.

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