Labor News

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High court upholds Seattleā€™s $15 minimum wage ordinance

The U.S. Supreme Court has handed a judicial win - even if only in one big city - to the "Fight for 15 and a union" movement.

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AFL-CIO: Workplace deaths, injuries on the rise

"Too many workers remain at serious risk of injury, illness or death. There is much more work to be done."

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Temp workers increasingly at risk of dying on the job

"Contract workers are most frequently assigned to the most hazardous jobs, and employers are not meeting their legal obligations to provide safe working conditions."

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Indiana Carrier plant workers take their case directly to UTC shareholders

Members of USW Local 1999 will take the fight to save their jobs to the streets with a march and rally at the Indiana State Capitol. 

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Steel job layoffs highlight need for new trade, infrastructure policies

Over the past year, U.S. Steel has announced hundreds of layoffs in its workforce across the country. 

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Teachers lead wave of strikes and job actions in Chicago

April 1 is likely to go down in history as unions and community organizations representing people from all walks of life stage strikes and actions from one end of the city to the other.

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Layoffs continue as newspaper workers continue fight for fair wages, job security

"They've been treating the workforce like something they can just ignore."

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Labor Spotlight: "My work speaks louder than other peoples' opinions do."

An interview with Theresa King, the first woman ever to be elected as President of the Florida Building and Construction Trades.

 

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Labor leaders say unions will unite behind one candidate in 2016

The federation is holding off on an endorsement at this time while some of its unions work for Clinton and others for Sanders. 

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Justice Dept. to prosecutors: Tackle job safety crimes, other abuses

The point is to make violations of job safety more costly to errant companies, hopefully deterring the firms from breaking the law in the first place.

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