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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Labor backs two major actions aimed at restoring American democracy

The AFL-CIO's executive council has endorsed two coming April actions aimed at wresting control over the nation's elections from corporations and billionaires.

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Silicon Valley labor, religion, community call for "disrupting inequality"

Groups came together to demonstrate their support for the workers at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara and Citrix who are fighting for quality jobs and fair treatment at the workplace.

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AFL-CIO's veep: With others unions can change the nation

"The union movement should join with others who are saying 'instead of building more prisons, we should be creating more jobs and offering more job training.'"

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Labor steps up its crusade for undocumented workers

"We see 20 percent of our workforce being deported; half of Texas' construction workers are undocumented."

 

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Today in labor history: The murder of Fannie Sellins

William Z. Foster, leader of the great steel strike of 1919, called Sellins one of the best of a whole corps of organizers, with an exceptional belief in the workers.

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Changing the balance of power between Capital and Labor

The private appropriation of socially produced wealth is capitalism's central mechanism.

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AFSCME grows by 90,000 since January

The union sees its successful organizing campaign as a clear indication that face-to-face organizing is the proper response to what has been an onslaught of attacks on public service workers.

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Unity was their cry: Fast food workers go global

Tattooed teenagers joined with their sign-carrying elders as part of the global fast food workers' strike. Like an idea whose time has come, there was no holding back this group.

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Fast food workers strike in 150 U.S. cities and 36 countries

"It feels good to be a part of history. It's been a year that fast-food workers first went on strike for $15 and a union and now our movement has spread all over the world."

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