Labor News

SEIU Attorney: Supreme Court case bigger threat than progressives realize

A recently argued U.S. Supreme Court case, pushed on the justices by the anti-worker National Right to Work Committee, is a big threat to unions.

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America’s top hospital gets failing grade in treatment of its workers

Hospital workers were on the march in the pouring rain earlier this month at John Hopkins Hospital saying: "America's Number One Hospital - Keeping Workers in Poverty."

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Fast food workers strike in 150 U.S. cities and 36 countries

"It feels good to be a part of history. It's been a year that fast-food workers first went on strike for $15 and a union and now our movement has spread all over the world."

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Union leader says Supreme Court favors billionaires over workers

The campaign finance rulings "open the gates to billionaires" to capture the U.S. political process while shutting workers out, AFSCME President Lee Saunders says.

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Union leaders to lawmakers: pay freezes, furloughs hit federal workers’ morale

"Federal employees are a devoted and resilient bunch. They despise what politicians have done to them."

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Unionists ignore downpour, bring fast track fight to Capitol steps

Hundreds of unionists gathered on Capitol Hill on May 7 to campaign against "fast-track" trade legislation and the anti-worker trade treaties it would lead to.

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Ukrainian rightists burn alive 39 at Odessa union building

Some 1,000 Ukrainian rightists surrounded, stormed, and burned the House of Trade Unions in Odessa last Friday, killing 39 pro-Russia demonstrators in the building.

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Trumka: Minimum wage opponents 'delusional' if they think they've won

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka condemned the continued right-wing obstruction preventing millions of working families from getting a much-needed boost in income.

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Senate GOP defeats minimum wage hike

The Senate tried to raise the nation's minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. But its Democratic sponsors needed 60 votes to start debate, and got six fewer than that.

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Weak laws let whistleblower at Caterpillar plant hang out to dry

A veteran UAW worker and safety committeeman at Caterpillar's big plant in Peoria, Ill. found out that federal job safety and health law protecting whistle-blowers is weak - very weak.

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