Labor News

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Unionists ignore downpour, bring fast track fight to Capitol steps

Hundreds of unionists gathered on Capitol Hill on May 7 to campaign against "fast-track" trade legislation and the anti-worker trade treaties it would lead to.

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Undaunted by rain, Tacoma marchers demand “$15 now!”

It was International Women's Day, Mar. 8, and nearly 100 women and men marched in a steady downpour here to demand an increase in the minimumwage to $15 an hour.

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Texas strikers picket Walmart in Black Friday warm-up

Activists and Walmart employees joined together to stage a protest at the Walmart Supercenter in Lancaster, a suburb of Dallas, Nov. 20. 

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Fast food wages equal “junk food money”

"Seven dollars and forty cents is junk food money - you have to fight for what is right."

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Today in labor history: Poor Peoples March began in Washington, D.C.

The Poor Peoples March began in Washington D.C. less than a month after the murder of Martin Luther King Jr.

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Thousands descend on D.C. to demand immigration reform

Adonis Flores says immigration reform affects him and his family "personally." 

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Household workers demand rights, bang pots and pans, with video

Hundreds banged pots and pans here yesterday to launch a campaign for a Household Workers Bill of Rights.

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45,000 workers march in support of Second Bill of Rights

The 45,000 workers and their allies came to hear labor leaders, community activists, and elected officials voice their frustration with politicians' failure to address the needs of working people.