Labor News

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Today in labor history: The International Labor Organization founded

After the devastation of WWI, a commission was established to pursue a vision based on the premise that universal, lasting peace can be established only if it is based on social justice, and the ILO was founded.

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Connecticut child care providers voting on their first union contract

Home child care workers in Connecticut are poised to win their first union contract, with a vote count scheduled for Feb. 14.

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Housing is key to solving jobs crisis

Our country is plagued by a severe jobs crisis. The crisis is on-going and the longer it lasts, the larger the number of permanently unemployed.

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Many hoping for pro-worker State of the Union

President Obama is expected to call for an increase in the minimum wage to $10.00 an hour during next Tuesday's State of the Union address.

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Boeing contract a key issue in Machinists rerun election

Controversy over the narrowly ratified eight-year contract extension between the Machinists and Boeing will be a key issue.

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Trumka adds infrastructure to AFL-CIO legislative priority list

Richard Trumka is adding reconstruction of U.S. infrastructure - and creation of tens of thousands of well-paying jobs doing so - to the federation's priority list.

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Puerto Rican teachers strike to oppose attack on pensions

Thousands of elementary and secondary school teachers in Puerto Rico carried out a two day strike to protest a raid on their pension plans.

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Autoworkers president identifies the real “enemy”

The social compact is gone, said UAW president Bob King, yesterday in Detroit. "And if we want a growing middle class again, we need to restore it."

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Ruling by Labor Board is most damning ever against Walmart

The NLRB asserts illegal activities in 14 states at 34 stores and shows that company executives conceived of an unlawful retaliation policy for store managers to execute.

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Harkin predicts Senate vote on minimum wage hike after recess

The Senate will vote on raising the minimum wage, in three steps of 95 cents each to $10.10 hourly in 2016.

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