Labor News

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Workers in LA: tipping the fair wage balance

"People who make less than $15 an hour know plenty about money; they know what it's like not to have enough money."

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To raise wages in Panama, dockers join a U.S. union

In Panama they call longshore pay "hunger wages." Workers' families live below the government's own poverty line, and some families literally go hungry.

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USW local ratifies new pact with Honeywell, ends long lockout

The plant was scheduled to reopen Apr. 1 but the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission must recertify the workers before all can return.

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Labor returns to its roots: Bringing immigrants out of the shadows

A "key piece of the raising wages agenda is a workable pathway to citizenship" for undocumented workers.

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A parable: Jim Matles and the GE pastry tray

A parable is  a story that has a double meaning. A good one captures the spirit of paradox in every moment yet does not stand still.

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AFL-CIO, allies praise White House drive for paid family leave law

The AFL-CIO, women's rights groups, and their allies are praising a new campaign to push Congress to enact a paid family and medical leave law.

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Jim Hightower opens new front in fight to save postal service

"The Postal Service takes in $68 billion a year in revenue and Wall Street wants it."

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Today in labor history: César Chávez born in 1927

Chávez was also an early environmentalist, warning the public of the devastating effects of pesticides on both farmworkers and consumers.

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Missouri unionists, businesses, officials mobilize vs. 'right-to-work'

They packed the Small Business Committee hearing room and offered detailed testimony on the benefits of unionization and the harm such a law would cause.

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Danny Glover tells young unionists they are making history

"Each generation makes its own history... We need your voices here now more than ever."

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