Labor News

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Labor leaders halt political contributions until after fast-track vote

Uunion presidents have decided to condition labor's voluntary political contributions to lawmakers on their fast-track votes, at least for now.

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Wisconsin governor swings budget axe

A massive fight-back has already begun, and even some long-time Republican legislators are questioning the wisdom of the Walker budget.

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Speaking for millions, union leaders declare “it’s our turn”

A group of the nation's top union leaders, looking dead serious, filed silently in and up to the front of the press room at the Westin Hotel in Atlanta.

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Trumka singles out fight against racism as key to raising wages

"Racism and dog whistle politics is being used to keep us all divided, and that division holds back our ability to win wage increases and improve our standard of living."

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Update: El Super boycott

El Super market workers, along with 100 community organizations, endorse the call to boycott El Super.

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Canadian Supreme Court: Public workers have the right to strike

As a result of Canadian laws and attitudes, union density there is at least double that in the U.S.

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GOP-run Senate panel moves against the NLRB

With the Senate Labor Committee now in the hands of Republicans, both labor committees on Capitol Hill are attacking workers' rights enforced by the NLRB.

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Women truck drivers seek mentors for new advocacy campaign

RWIT is seeking women who have recently worked in training carriers or who have been trainers in the past to get involved as virtual mentors.

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Los Angeles standing up to raise minimum wage

Supporters of the Raise the Wage Campaign, including church organizations, students groups, seniors, immigrant right groups, unions and labor leaders rallied at City Hall in LA.

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Labor-backed alliance to push bold agenda in Oregon capitol

One fourth of Oregon's workforce - 412,000 workers - are in "low-wage" occupations with a median annual income of under $12 an hour.

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