Labor News

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Workers plan nationwide strikes against "bully" Walmart

"Walmart is just a bully, and people across the country are starting to see the real Walmart, that's why I continue to stand up, because the time for change is now."

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Young workers may pay zero premiums under Obamacare

The no premium plans were designed to encourage young and healthy people to enter (some) exchanges easily, enroll, and not worry about paying a penalty.

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If federal jobless benefits end, nation loses 131,000 jobs

If federally funded extended unemployment insurance benefits expire as scheduled at the end of 2013, the economy will lose 310,000 jobs in 2014.

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Ohio unionists want a march to protect Social Security

"Retirees are sick and tired of being scapegoats for these politicians in Washington. Social Security recipients and pensioners have already been hit hard."

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Today in labor history: California landmark Paid Family Leave

On September 23, 2002, Democratic California Gov. Gray Davis signed legislation making the state the first to offer workers paid family leave.

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Port hazmat workers: we need medical benefits!

Imagine cleaning chemicals without having the proper suit that protects you from them.

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Striking rapid transit, city workers rally in Oakland, Calif.

Striking Bay Area Rapid Transit workers and Oakland city workers protested what they said were management's refusal to increase wages and demands for givebacks, despite rising revenues.

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As health care exchanges near launch, labor braces for impact

Now, four months before the law's mandated state insurance exchanges launch, it appears that while some union members will benefit, others face potential harm.

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Union leaders question proposed U.S.-Europe ‘free trade’ pact

Union leaders from the U.S. and Europe are questioning the value and safeguards for workers in a proposed "free trade" pact between the world's two largest trading areas.

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NYC AFSCME Council endorses Liu in mayoral race

Saying Comptroller John Liu "would end the favoritism towards the wealthy 1%" and return the government to its people, AFSCME District Council 37 delegates unanimously endorsed his mayoral candidacy.

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