Labor News

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Striking federal contract workers demand "$15 and a union"

All are employed by huge corporations that have been awarded contracts by the federal government, and all earn poverty wages.

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Unions ride the wave of low-wage worker organizing

Workers caught the nation's attention by saying "Enough is enough!" to low wages, lousy working conditions and lack of rights.

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Justices give biz 9-0 win over workers in security screenings case

For Amazon.com workers, the ruling means spending 25 minutes in line every day, unpaid, while waiting for a mandatory security check.

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What's outrageous? Poverty wages! (with video)

Fast food strikers and supporters danced in front of a Downtown Los Angeles McDonald's on December 2, chanting, "If we don't get it, shut it down!"

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Los Angeles-Long Beach port truckers again forced to strike

Short-haul truckers at the nation's largest port again had to strike over terrible working conditions and employer exploitation.

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Wave of Black Friday protests expected to flood Walmarts next week

The national wave of protests, which could be the biggest yet to hit the giant retailer outlets, comes on the heels last week of the first sit down strikes in Walmart's history.

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Walmart workers plan new round of Black Friday protests

Walmart workers have been agitating peacefully for years for pro-worker changes at the notoriously anti-worker low-paying lousy-benefits retail monster.

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Walmart forces workers to pay for new uniforms

"Every few months you guys dream up something new to torture the associates with."

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Trumka: Workers "confused, angry, frustrated, scared"

But the mass movement of low-wage workers, fighting for better wages and working conditions and the right to organize, is helping show the way out of the morass.

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Victory for hospital workers: $15 for 15

"This is an important victory. Johns Hopkins Hospital sets the standard for healthcare in our city and that standard has just been raised."

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