Labor News

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LA, Long Beach port drivers forced to strike again

The drivers demand that trucking firms recognize them as employees and bargain with them if they select the Teamsters.

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Trumka: Raising wages is measuring stick for presidential campaign support

"The labor movement's doors are open to any candidate who's serious about transforming our economy with high and rising wages."

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Eleven “must knows” about safety for Workers Memorial Day

Unions observe Workers Memorial Day to remember those who have suffered and died on the job and to renew our efforts for safe workplaces.

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Examining courts' impact on workers and their rights

Here are some recent lower court cases involving workers.

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OSHA sets high goals for National Safety Stand-Down event

In a follow-up to Workers Memorial Day, OSHA will stage the largest occupational safety event ever next month.

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Rail unions back bill mandating two-member crews on freight trains

"The practice to remove more persons from the right-of-ways of American railroads endangers the general public."

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Baltimore unions back Fight for $15

"The same forces that want to privatize the postal system and oppose voting rights want to keep the federal sub-minimum wage just like it is."

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Retirees, allies rally at Cleveland hearing

The Republican Party, supporting Social Security cuts and attacks on pensions, has declared war on retirees. 

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Media fingerpointing occurs on the docks

Sometimes the conventional narrative the media tell about a news story feels so wrong I can't stand it.

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Teachers union leaders split as panel starts rewriting education law

Leaders of the nation's two large teachers' unions are split on a bipartisan effort by a key Senate committee to rewrite the federal aid-to-education law.

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