Labor News

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Jobless rate virtually unchanged in July

At July's rate, it would take more than eight years to get back to full employment.

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AFL-CIO: Prosperity requires stronger labor laws

Strengthening labor law is part of a comprehensive plan for shared prosperity the AFL-CIO Executive Council endorsed last week.

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Union fights scheme to privatize NYC parking meters

If New York's 90,000 meters are sold, private owners would reap profits for years while the city would be left with an annual $150 million revenue hole for decades.

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Report: Public sector cuts kill private jobs, too

Public sector job cuts are politically motivated, orchestrated by the Republicans and disproportionately hurting women and minorities.

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Maritime unions, industry join forces to save jobs

Maritime unions and the U.S. industry joined forces to try to reverse a last-minute provision inserted in the new highway-mass transit law.

Peugeot to sacrifice workers for profit

Philippe Varin's decision to cut 8,000 jobs and close a factory in France has rightly provoked shock and outrage.

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Illinois Bain victims want action from GOP lawmakers

The 170 workers whose jobs are slated to be shipped to China and the town's mayor are pressing their representatives to keep the jobs here.

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SEIU, Jobs with Justice to push higher minimum wage

The Service Employees and Jobs With Justice joined a last-minute campaign to get Congress to raise the minimum wage.

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Workers at Illinois plant say Romney is outsourcing their jobs

Workers at a Bain Capital-owned company here are demanding that Mitt Romney come to town and stop the planned shipping of their jobs overseas.

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AFL-CIO: Call senators today to pass Bring Jobs Home Act

The AFL-CIO and other backers are urging the public to contact their senators immediately to tell them to vote "yes" on the bill.

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