Labor News

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Port drivers out on strike, demand companies follow law

Drivers gathered before sunrise, carrying signs and wearing reflective safety vests as they began picketing company trucks.

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New AFL-CIO report shows weaknesses in safety, health enforcement

Low fines and lack of jail terms for heads of firms that disobey or disregard safety provide little incentive for companies to obey the law.

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May Day 2015: an international affair

On May 1, 2015 in Chicago, the community gathered around the memorial for the Haymarket Martyrs.

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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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