Labor News

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Workers, lawyers, NLRB team up to expose Menard's union busting

David vs. Goliath comparisons arise whenever a person fights for rights against the controlling rich, and sometimes it's dead right.

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Workers of San Quintin Valley: No longer willing to be invisible

Thousands of workers - who pick strawberries and tomatoes for the US market - went on a two-week strike in protest over their poverty wages.

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Labor experts ask NLRB: give unions equal voice, time at “captive audience” meetings

The current captive audience meetings let employers summon workers into closed meetings to hear anti-union rhetoric and worse. 

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Steelworkers, ExxonMobil, CalOSHA start talks on Torrance refinery explosion

"Things are going fine" in the talks with ExxonMobil, "but it's a slow process."

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“Ramp up our pay,” demand Seattle baggage handlers

It's about fairness as much as the money, a baggage handler says; "I have to follow the law, why shouldn't they?"

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Teacher sickouts close almost all Detroit schools

Nearly all Detroit Public Schools (DPS) are closed Wednesday, as teacher sickouts which began last week continue.

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The "Right-to-Work" movement's attack on women workers

If strong public sector union jobs are eroded as a result of the right-to-work movement's attack, this will be an added setback for women's economic status in the U.S.

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Construction workers killed on the job, manager goes to jail

On Christmas Eve 2009, when the scaffolding they were working on broke in half, four workers were not wearing safety lines and fell thirteen floors.

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How the Oscars began as a tool for union-avoidance

Everyone's heard of the Academy Awards, but few know the anti-union origins of its sponsor.

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NLRB rejects McDonalds’ request to treat joint employer cases separately

The NLRB's general counsel presents evidence in one big case about the joint responsibility of McDonald's and its local franchises to obey labor law.

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