Labor News

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To November and beyond: #Fightfor15 convention showcases a worker-led movement

Thousands of low-wage workers from across the country convened in the old capital of the Confederacy for the first ever national Fight for $15 meeting.

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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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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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Community and labor unite in fundraiser for VW workers

 Chattanooga for Workers hosted a potluck fundraiser to help send some Volkswagen workers to Washington DC for a national speak out on the truth about working at Volkswagen.

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Thousands turn out for Labor Notes conference

Over 2,000 trade union activists and friends attended the conference, which was geared toward helping unionists find ways to build coalitions and win struggles in today's difficult political climate.

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