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The push is on to save Social Security, create jobs for youth

Passing the Employ Young Americans Now Act would be an important step in the fight to preserve and expand Social Security.

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Labor board tackles another joint-employer issue, involving temps

If an employer gets workers from a temp agency and the union wants to organize them, must it first get an OK from both the employer and the temp agency?

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Unions and allies get support for gas tax hike for highway-mass transit funding

The legislation is important both for jobs creation and to repair and replace the nation's crumbling infrastructure and to repair, replace and upgrade bus and subway systems.

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LA supporters take to the streets to back fired El Super worker

On a hot summer day in LA, Fermin Rodriquez, a fired El Super market worker, marched alongside community, labor and religious leaders.

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New Haven march calls for hiring to end jobs crisis

Every neighborhood and many unions rallied together behind the banner of New Haven Rising for good jobs for city residents. 

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Missouri workers win with wage bill and right-to-work veto

"Since 1978 Missouri has said no to right-to-work and in just a minute I will sign that veto and make sure the voices of Missouri's working people are heard."

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Activists demand re-hiring at Walmart

On June 2 in Dallas, nationwide rallies demanded re-hiring of laid-off Walmart workers.

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New NEA president Eskelsen Garcia brings verve, edge to union

Teacher Lily Eskelsen Garcia has seen poverty's impact on her students, so for her, the issue is personal.

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Head of L.A. Federation of Labor thrilled with $15 wage victory

It's a great day for working Angelenos, as the LA city countil has voted to raise the minimum wage, in steps, to $15 an hour.

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Los Angeles raising minimum wage to $15 by 2020

"Our city has taken a much-needed, significant step toward lifting hundreds of thousands of people out of poverty."

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