Labor News

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Labor Dept. to coal mine owners: Pay black lung victims' claims, then appeal

The old appeal policy left hundreds of thousands of coal miners, disabled from black lung disease, usually without a penny of benefits before they died.

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L.A. port truckers win again, misclassified as independent contractors

Eploited port truck drivers at the nation's largest cargo terminal, Los Angeles-Long Beach, won another round in their long fight for fair pay, job protections and the right to organize.

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Workers and their union, SEIU, fight for housing at "pop-up" Thanksgiving

It was to shine a light on how working families are affected negatively by the high cost of living in the city and the lack of livable wages.

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USW-ArcelorMittal steel talks to resume

"Steel jobs provide decent living wages and help support a lot of other jobs in the community; the company wants to take that away."

 

 

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Video: Steelworkers fight for a fair deal

Their contract with ArcelorMittal expired September 1; the union is staying on the job in hopes of a fair contract, but are ready to fightback in what are very tough negotiations.

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Steelworkers and teachers: Two unions, one struggle

In other words: To make money for the shareholders, workers have to go without; to keep the banks happy, public schools have to tighten their belts.

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Pride at Work protests gay group's endorsement of Walmart

"A  war on worker rights to come together and fight for a voice on the job is being waged by corporations that HRC asks the LGBT community to celebrate."

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Farmworker rebellion spreads along almost the entire Pacific coast

The strawberries, blackberries and blueberries sold everyday in U.S. supermarkets are largely picked by indigenous families speaking the same ancient languages.

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Video: Despite anti-union attacks, steelworkers rally for contract, justice

United Steelworkers (USW) union members and allies demonstrated this past week in two separate rallies for a fair contract for workers who produce steel.

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Teamsters score big win in Southern California

The win is the biggest in the history of Teamsters Joint Council 42, which covers Southern California, Nevada and Hawaii.

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