Labor News

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Official jobless rate ticks down; 236,000 new jobs

The nation's jobless rate dropped 0.1 percent in February, to 7.7 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.

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Twin Cities janitors ratify new contracts

"This is a major victory for working families. We work hard to support our families, we fought hard against cuts that would have destroyed thousands of jobs."

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Exchange students walk off the job at McDonald's

These students are finally ready to tell McDonald's, "Enough!"

Fall of “la Maestra” not good news for Mexican workers

Mexican Attorney General Jesus Murillo announced the arrest of the head of the country's most powerful teachers' union and two colleagues.

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Acting labor secretary links wage hikes to unions

U.S. workers' wages rise when U.S. unions thrive, the temporary top man at the U.S. Labor Department, acting Secretary Seth Harris, says.

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Co-workers support threatened Walmart worker

The actions were in solidarity with Lisa Lopez, a Walmart associate who has experienced retaliation from her bosses for her involvement in OURWalmart.

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Detroit needs jobs, not emergency managers

"We don't need an emergency manager; we need someone to help manage our emergency."

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Miners arrested again in St. Louis protest

"There is a war on workers in this country." Instead of "brass knuckles and gun thugs, corporate lawyers" are helping Peabody rob retirees.

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Union leaders wish Obama had come out for right to organize

Union leaders see the weakening of union rights and the drop in union membership numbers as key factors in the backward movement of the middle class.

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Obama names two to labor board

When it comes to the National Labor Relations Board nominations, the story line may be summed up in one sentence: Here we go again.

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