Labor News

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July unemployment rate doesn't reflect truth about joblessness

While 131,000 people found jobs last month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics report, the number of unemployed people rose by 197,000 to 9.67 million.

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GOP filibuster kills Bring the Jobs Home bill

Once again, a Senate Republican filibuster killed a pro-worker bill, the Bring The Jobs Home Act, to extend tax credits to firms which do just that.

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Protesters tell Apple: Ensure fair treatment for security guards

Union and community activists called on the iconic computer and smartphone manufacturer to push for fair treatment of security workers.

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Letter carriers: U.S. mail not for sale!

Letter carriers are concerned about the privatization threat and the threat to eliminate Saturday delivery, and about attempts to end door to door delivery service altogether.

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Postal workers and supporters rally to save the mail

Chants of "U.S. mail is not for sale" echoed through the canyons of Chicago's downtown skyscrapers as thousands of union postal workers, teachers and other supporters rallied

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Unite Here: Organizing to change lives

Having organized over 10,000 new members in the past year, delegates enthusiastically agreed to organize at least 10,000 new members every year until their next convention in 2019.

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Port truck drivers walk off the job in LA and Long Beach

Port truck drivers say they were left with no choice but to walk off their jobs; the companies that employ them continually rob them of their wages and retaliate against them when they try to unionize.

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Supreme Court ruling robs workers of united voice on the job

In an anti-union decision, the Supreme Court voted to legalize "free riders" in cases where state or local governments and individuals jointly employ caregivers.

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SEIU: After Supreme Court ruling, workers vow to stand up for good jobs, quality care

Home care workers and consumers are ready to stand up for quality home care in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Harris v. Quinn today.

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Massachusetts, Michigan minimum wage hikes leave restaurant workers shortchanged

The federal minimum wage for workers who depend on tips is $2.13 hourly and it hasn't risen in more than 20 years. And employers routinely cheat the tipped workers.

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