Labor News

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Reproductive clinic law could impact organizers, workers rights

The case involves whether the 35-foot limit violates the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and its free speech guarantees.

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Miners’ deaths increased in 2013

Deaths in the nation's mines rose from 36 in 2012 to 42 in 2013, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reported.

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Fighting for fast food workers in Silicon Valley

Around 50 representatives of labor and community groups rallied Dec. 5 in support of workers at a McDonald's here as part of the national day of action for fast food workers.

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Young workers may pay zero premiums under Obamacare

The no premium plans were designed to encourage young and healthy people to enter (some) exchanges easily, enroll, and not worry about paying a penalty.

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Miners reach retiree settlement with Patriot Coal

TRIANGLE, Va.- The United Mine Workers of America has reached a global settlement with Peabody Energy and Patriot Coal that will provide funding of more than $400 million to cover future health care benefits for retirees affected by the bankruptcy of Patriot Coal.

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Senator: Coal mine owners treat workers as "property"

WASHINGTON (PAI)-The nation's coal mine owners "so victimize" their workers that the workers "come as close to being property as anyone I can imagine," a leading congressional advocate for the miners says.

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Today in labor history: 10,000-plus dockers locked out

Pacific Maritime Association, a coalition of corporate shipping giants, locked out 10,500 longshore workers today in 2002.

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Workers welcome Obama’s new home health care rules

"We do work hard for very little. You can't go far on $8.87 an hour." Laura Lyn Clark toils more than 100 hours a week.

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Today in labor history: California landmark Paid Family Leave

On September 23, 2002, Democratic California Gov. Gray Davis signed legislation making the state the first to offer workers paid family leave.

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AFL-CIO to unite with allies for job safety

"The right to a safe job is a fundamental worker right. All workers should be able to go to work and return home safely at the end of the day."

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