Labor News

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Today in labor history: The 1968 Memphis sanitation strike ends

On this date in 1968, the Memphis Sanitation Strike came to an end.

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Unions make LA ground zero for raise the wage movement

Californians, from Berkeley to San Diego, were out in force in yesterday's Global Day of Action to raise the wage.

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Strapped single mom gets a lift from LA union members

"We were all proud to help her; We know that this young woman is one of thousands who are exploited by corporations that put profits before people."

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On Equal Pay Day women call for a level playing field

For women, today is a sobering reminder that not nearly enough has been done to address unfair wages in this country.

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Major union, non-union workers unite in build-up for April 15

"We are not going to stop the fight until we tear down the barriers that keep workplace and racial injustices in place."

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Labor Dept., unions go to bat in court for same-sex couples

All married couples, whether opposite-sex or same-sex, should have federal family leave rights regardless of where they live.

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Two-tier wages to be key issue at UAW talks with Detroit three

"A society built on low-wage jobs does not deliver purchasing power, it only increases the number of workers in poverty."

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Growers move to gut California’s farm labor law

Gerawan Farming, one of the country's largest growers, is challenging the law that makes farm workers' union rights enforceable. 

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Trumka says Colombia example exposes problems with trade deals

"Investors and companies have received benefits," Trumka said, "while workers have not, this has to change."

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Workers in LA: tipping the fair wage balance

"People who make less than $15 an hour know plenty about money; they know what it's like not to have enough money."

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