Labor News

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Teamster women take over Hollywood to demand equal pay from University of California

Over the past 20 years, administrative, support and clerical workers have seen the UC system hold down their real wages by nearly 24 percent, the union says.

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Maryland enacts tough equal pay law

The new law protects poor women, women of color, and transgender individuals from discrimination.

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May Day, West Coast style

Two large May Day marches converged upon downtown Los Angeles; the flow of marchers and supporters continued for miles.

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Unions added 48,000 members last year

Union density was 11.1 percent in 2014, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported, but the workforce grew even more.

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Rallies demand equal pay

How unequal are women's wages? Women in the U.S., on average, are now paid only 77 cents to every $1.00 of men's average pay.

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Today in labor history: UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favorable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment.

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Today in labor history: Report on equal pay for women

The special representative to the National War Labor Board issued a report setting forth provisions respecting wage rates for women working in war industries.