Labor News

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Unions added 48,000 members last year

Union density was 11.1 percent in 2014, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported, but the workforce grew even more.

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A steelworker’s thoughts on “democracy”

The fight for democracy is central to all of our struggles. However, these struggles are separated from the issue of "who controls the wealth" only at our ultimate peril!

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Home care ruling shows negative impact of courts on workers

A Dec. 22 decision showed that men and women in black robes can yank away what workers win in the executive branch, on Capitol Hill, or at the bargaining table.

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Jobless rate unchanged in Nov., businesses say they created 321K jobs

The number of unemployed actually rose by 115,000 in November, to 9.11 million, BLS said. But an equal number of workers found jobs, so the rate stayed unchanged.

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Economists weigh in as Walmart Black Friday protests approach

As the largest Black Friday strikes and protests scheduled for  Nov. 28 rapidly approach, the growing calls for change at Walmart continue.

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Today in labor history: Official claims “Robin Hood” was communist plot

The episode seems silly in retrospect. What was not so silly, however, was the political repression Communists faced.

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Letter Carriers jump into electoral arena for pro-post office candidates

The Letter Carriers took the unusual step of singling out for support only lawmakers who are strong supporters of postal union members.

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People's World wins three labor media awards

"Our newsroom/editorial office erupted with cheers; it felt like winning a Pulitzer, but without the champagne."

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Labor educator Worthen’s new book goes where few have gone before

In her new book, "What Did You Learn at Work Today? The Forbidden Lessons of Labor Education," Helena Worthen provides a unique blend of theory and practice.

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If you’re not seated at the table you’re on the menu!

Forty-five percent of Californians in polls have answered that unions do more harm than good. Where do they receive this idea, and how do we change the narrative?

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