Labor News

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Today in labor history: 40 hour week and minimum wage

October 24 marks events in two of the most significant struggles by workers in U.S. history: for shorter hours and better wages.

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Labor expanding vehicle to open membership to everyone

The AFL-CIO and its Working America affiliate announced Oct. 23 that the affiliate will expand its operations to all 50 states within five years.

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International unions demand freedom for top Colombian labor

International union organizations are joining a drive to free top Colombian labor leader Huber Ballesteros "without delay."

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Letter carrier honored for heroism and humanity

"From the first day I put the uniform on, I knew it was the job I wanted to retire from."

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Ohio unionists want a march to protect Social Security

"Retirees are sick and tired of being scapegoats for these politicians in Washington. Social Security recipients and pensioners have already been hit hard."

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South African unionists in Mississippi fighting for Nissan workers

JACKSON, Miss - In a stunning reversal of what many would think is the way things work, a support group from "third world" South Africa is in Mississippi this week helping Americans secure one of their most basic democratic rights - the right to form a union.

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Union leaders welcome end of shutdown, lifting of debt limit

Union leaders welcomed Congress' end of the two-week partial federal shutdown and the decision to suspend the nation's debt limit, thus avoiding what would have been a first-ever default.

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Fast food workers rally vs. poverty wages

Fast food workers and their supporters packed a Wendy's restaurant in Oakland Oct. 15, demanding a living wage and labor rights.

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What does AFL-CIO Convention mean to the class struggle today? Let's discuss

The AFL-CIO, the country's largest labor federation, held a groundbreaking convention in Los Angeles. Join us for a teleconference dialogue on what happened.

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Fast food giants cost America $7 billion in McTaxes

Two recently published reports shed damning light on the high cost of low wages in the fast food industry.

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