Labor News

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Workers plan nationwide strikes against "bully" Walmart

"Walmart is just a bully, and people across the country are starting to see the real Walmart, that's why I continue to stand up, because the time for change is now."

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McDonald's tells workers to sell their Christmas gifts for cash

McDonald's won't stop dolling out bizarre "advice" for their employees, including a set of "tips" ranging from stress management techniques to how to get a quick buck.

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Walmart seeks food donations for its workers

"How about paying workers more than $7.25 an hour?'" asked Terrie Napolitano, a Lodi, New Jersey resident who shops at several Walmarts in her area.

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Community, union unite to save jobs at GE plant

General Electric recently announced that it slated the closure of its plant in Fort Edwards, N.Y., and intends to move the remaining plant operations to an undisclosed site.

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Today in labor history: FDR unveils Civil Works Administration

President Franklin D. Roosevelt unveiled the Civil Works Administration on November 8, 1933, a short-lived program, but one that created jobs for millions of unemployed workers, giving temporary relief to the suffering in the midst of the Great Depression.

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If federal jobless benefits end, nation loses 131,000 jobs

If federally funded extended unemployment insurance benefits expire as scheduled at the end of 2013, the economy will lose 310,000 jobs in 2014.

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Teamsters score big organizing gains, go “kosher” too!

A string of recent Teamsters organizing victories has added almost 800 new members in seven locations in the last few months. 

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SEIU’S Henry: Half of jobs to be low-wage by 2020

"When the airport opened, they were all well-paying jobs; now they're all minimum wage, with no benefits and many are contracted out."

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Ratio of job seekers to job openings slips below 3-to-1

Even in the industries with the most favorable ratio of unemployed workers to job openings, there are still 30 percent more unemployed workers than job openings

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The teacher gap: more students and fewer teachers

Over the last 5 years, government employment has dropped by 657,000 as a result of the Great Recession's effects. It's worth considering how much of that drop has hit public K-12 schools.

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