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Workers in Ohio and Indiana join USW strike against oil industry

"Management cannot continue to resist allowing workers a stronger voice on issues that could very well make the difference between life and death for too many of them."

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Today in labor history: The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993

The FMLA was intended "to balance the demands of the workplace with the needs of families."

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Justices toss permanent company payment of union retiree health benefits

"The Yard-Man ruling violates ordinary contract principles by placing a thumb on the scale in favor of vested retiree benefits in all collective-bargaining agreements."

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Kaiser Permanente mental health workers go on strike in California

Union demonstrators picket in front of 35 Kaiser Permanente locations throughout the state on behalf of some 2,600 mental health clinicians.

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Republican House bill cuts workers' health care coverage

Some one million workers could lose their employer-provided health insurance under a Republican bill (H.R. 30) passed by the House today.

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Need for bathroom breaks is no joke!

We've heard of employers mistreating their workers, but the following item out of Seattle is the latest entry in the "You gotta be kidding" category.

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Fast food workers walk off the job in 190 cities

Fast food workers walked off the job from one end of the country to the other today, with police arresting hundreds of workers engaging in civil disobedience.

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AT&T denies sick time pay to older Minnesota employees

The outrage over this brought a large crowd, led by more than 50 members of the CWA, to a mass protest outside the corporation's tower in downtown Minneapolis.

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Los Angeles-Long Beach port truckers again forced to strike

Short-haul truckers at the nation's largest port again had to strike over terrible working conditions and employer exploitation.

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Walmart fueling hunger crisis in America

Just nine days before workers are planning Black Friday protests at more than 1,000 Walmarts, the country's largest employer is contributing to the hunger crisis in the United States.

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