Labor News

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Union workers for…Trump?

Have Donald Trump's promises played like the sound of music to the ears of American workers?

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Experts: “New” economy is just another way to suppress workers’ rights

"New" economy workers can only be protected by policies that protect all workers, like ones that define the difference between an employee and an independent contractor.

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Trumka: Pope should tell Congress to support economic justice

"As Pope Francis says, the rules were made by people and can be changed by people to be more fair to people."

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"La Bestia" victims call for immigration reform

Hernández lost his left leg and arm and part of his right hand when he fell from the top of a moving freight train while trying to reach the U.S.  - he was desperate.

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Roadblocks to organizing in a revived economy

With wages flatlining and the middle class shrinking, why is union membership in decline?

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Longshore union calls employer port shutdown “bad for U.S. economy”

The union has repeatedly emphasized it is committed to reaching a new agreement as quickly as possible, and says only a few issues remain to be negotiated.

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Jobless rate unchanged in Nov., businesses say they created 321K jobs

The number of unemployed actually rose by 115,000 in November, to 9.11 million, BLS said. But an equal number of workers found jobs, so the rate stayed unchanged.

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Economists weigh in as Walmart Black Friday protests approach

As the largest Black Friday strikes and protests scheduled for  Nov. 28 rapidly approach, the growing calls for change at Walmart continue.

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AFL-CIO to push economic agenda starting with January wage summit

The AFL-CIO will strongly push its economic agenda, emphasizing job creation and raising workers' incomes, starting with a "wage summit" in January in D.C.

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Trumka: Voters said they were “desperate” for new economic life

"The fact of the matter is that people are disillusioned by endless political bickering and eyed these elections with great dispirit."

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