Labor News

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What’s the value of this man’s work?

His name is Kwaku Agyeman, and he has a job pushing wheelchairs for airport passengers who otherwise would have a hard time getting around.

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Trump offers workers scapegoats, not wages

Like a preacher of prejudice, Trump validates cursing the nation's marginalized and accusing them of emptying workers' bank accounts.

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The "Right-to-Work" movement's attack on women workers

If strong public sector union jobs are eroded as a result of the right-to-work movement's attack, this will be an added setback for women's economic status in the U.S.

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2015 ends with five percent jobless rate, claims of new jobs in December

While the economy added jobs, the workers barely added to their paychecks.

 

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Nationwide Right-to-Work? In Friedrichs SCOTUS case, it could happen

Under a Supreme Court dominated by conservatives, the First Amendment has been interpreted to protect the One Percent.

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The top 10 child labor stories of 2015

There were plenty of ups and downs in the fight against child labor last year; let's look at 10 highs and lows.

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News Guild’s Lunzer: Court ruling could chill First Amendment

"The Chicago Sun-Times is being punished for doing exactly what a news organization is supposed to do: Hold the people in power to account."

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The revolutionary hope of Christmas

What does Christmas have to do with the class struggle? In a word - everything. 

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Survey: Health care premiums continue to outpace inflation and wages

The survey confirms what most workers already feel: Health care costs are gobbling up more and more of their wages.

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Groundbreaking report confirms that Latinos in unions are better off

One of the most striking findings: On average, Latinos that belong to a union earn $11,544 more than non-unionized Latinos. 

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