Labor News

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Presidential candidates knocking at labor’s door this week

The AFL-CIO hopes to lay out a strategy to unite workers across the country behind its Raising Wages Agenda and behind a broad program of progressive action.

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Striking federal contract workers demand "$15 and a union"

All are employed by huge corporations that have been awarded contracts by the federal government, and all earn poverty wages.

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Today in labor history: Brewery workers unite!

On this date in 1886, brewery workers in San Francisco declared a historic victory against the brewery owners.

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Obama names emergency board in NJ Transit dispute

President Obama named the board, at the request of the unions representing the railroad's 4,000 workers, on July 16.

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GOP funding bill would force the NLRB to lay off one-third of its staff

The Obama administration is blasting a GOP-authored money bill that would underfund the Labor, Education, and Health and Human Services Depts.

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Clinton, Sanders meet top union leaders

The two leading Democratic presidential contenders met behind closed doors with top union leaders to talk positions and strategy.

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Time to raise Social Security benefits: highlights of Retired Americans Conference

The 2015 Alliance for Retired Americans Legislative Conference took place July 7 thru 10.

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Abolition of two-tier wage system tops UAW bargaining with GM

"A society built on low-wage jobs does not deliver purchasing power."

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On July 30, events across U.S. as Medicare turns 50

RNs will join actions in over 25 U.S. cities to honor Medicare and Medicaid's 50th anniversary.

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Judge to hear case against USPS deal with Staples

"If the NLRB sustains the allegations in the complaint, it could effectively end Staples' foray into the mail business."

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