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New Haven candidates' fight for jobs is "what we need"

Years of struggle for good jobs at the site of the former Winchester sporting arms factory, now Science Park at Yale, came together this week when Delphine Clyburn, candidate for Board of Aldermen in Ward 20, led a community delegation to the main building 25 Science Park and demanded 200 jobs.

Report: Sexual discrimination rampant

Sexual discrimination on the job, including sexual harassment, is much more rampant, and takes many more forms, than is generally realized, a new report from the Institute for Women's Policy Research says.

Panel pushes end to secrecy on women's pay

Rampant secrecy about pay, often written into employers' rules and "employee handbooks," helps fuel pay discrimination against women on the job, a panel of equal pay advocates says.

Justices dig into details of Wal-Mart sex discrimination

The Supreme Court is trying to determine whether Wal-Mart's female workers have the right to sue the company as a class.

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Unions benefit Asian Pacific American workers

When it comes to wages, health insurance and workplace retirement plans Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) enjoy major benefit advantages if they belong to unions, according to a new report.

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Meet Eliseo Medina, SEIU's first Latino sec.-treas.

The People's World interviewed Eliseo Medina, widely known as a highly successful organizer and immigrant rights advocate  recently elected as the first Latino international secretary-treasurer with SEIU.

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Disneyland worker sent home for hijab

A Muslim employee in Disneyland's Grand Californian Hotel has been sent home from work with no pay for refusing to take off her hijab while working as a hostess in a hotel restaurant.

Dallas sanitation workers fight for a living wage

Civil rights activists gathered in the historic Mt Olive Lutheran Church on the morning of July 17 to help the United Laborers Union Local 100 gain support for sanitation workers

Union bids farewell to Bill Lucy

AFSCME members celebrated the life and sadly accepted the  retirement of  Secretary-Treasurer William Lucy after a 57 year stint with the union.

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Hundreds of union janitors fired under pressure from Feds

Federal immigration authorities have pressured one of San Francisco's major building service companies, ABM, into firing hundreds of its own workers.

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