Labor News

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Today in labor history: International Labour Organization conference in D.C.

The ILO was established on the premise that universal, lasting peace could be established only if based on social justice

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Today in labor history: Puerto Rican labor organizer and feminist Luisa Capetillo born

She lived intensely: she fought for workers causes and the emancipation of women till here death..

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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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Farm workers: One, two, three grapes, you're out!

Harassment, abuse, and wage theft is going on in the fields of California's Central Valley by one of the nation's largest fruit growers, Gerawan.

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Today in Labor History: Clayton Antitrust Act signed

The Act established that unions are not conspiracies under the law and freed them to legally strike, picket and boycott employers.

 

 

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Leader of 50-million member labor federation blasts Nissan in Mississippi

"We are not going away until these Nissan workers win the right to a union, as the 150,000 unionized Nissan workers elsewhere."

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N.Y. and D.C low-wage workers win big

More than 200,000 low-wage workers got big wins from New York Mayor de Blasio and the Obama administration's Labor Department.

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Atlanta symphony board majority locks out musicians for second time

The intransigent board majority of the Atlanta Symphony, seeking to cut costs by firing orchestra members, locked them out, Sept. 6.

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Walmart moms demand better pay and protections for women workers

They have a list of changes the company must make to ensure that the women who are key to profits are not living in poverty or putting their health at risk.

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GOP Senate leaders scheme to hamstring NLRB

They are upset by a General Counsel's memo saying franchise holders and the chains that enfranchise them are both responsible for obeying wage and working condition laws.

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