Labor News

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Sub-minimum wage Internet employer loses round one in federal court

Some Internet companies misclassify their workers as "independent contractors," thereby paying them far less than the federal minimum wage.

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Video: Flash mob steps for justice at N.C. Walmart

RALEIGH, N.C. - As Walmart workers petition managers, Sept. 5, to reinstate employees who have been unfairly treated a flash mob breaks out in a local store here.

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Today in labor history: 1919 Boston police strike

Nothing fueled the anti-union Red Scare propagandists more than the Boston police strike of 1919.

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For dignity and higher wages, Walmart workers risk arrest

ORLANDO, Fla. - Seven members and supporters of OUR Walmart, Organization United for Respect at Walmart, were arrested here for blocking an entrance, during a protest at a Walmart in Orange County, Fla., on Sept. 5.

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Fight for 15 marchers rally in "right-to-work" Texas

AUSTIN, Texas - Despite temperatures pushing the century mark, striking fast-food workers and their supporters rallied for fair wages in the capital of this so-called "right-to-work" state on Aug. 29.

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Blueberry pickers strike at Labor Camp 2

When the blueberry picking started, the company fired Federico Lopez on July 10 for asking for a wage raise, and workers went on strike on July 11 to get his job back.

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Fast food workers' strike is "March on Corporate America"

At yesterday's fast food workers strike, Rep. Barbara Lee told workers, " There's no way workers should have to work for minimum wage and still have to rely on food stamps, Section 8 and Medicaid."

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St. Louis fast food workers fight discrimination

St. Louis fast-food chains - among others across the nation - are attempting to intimidate low-wage activists, as they gear up for the nationwide strike. planned for this Thursday, August 29.

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Fast food and retail workers to walk out nationwide Aug. 29

If you go to your local fast food joint, you may find something unusual: A picket line. If you want to show support, don't cross it.

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Secretive Trans-Pacific ‘free trade’ deal threatens wages, jobs

Hundreds of activists marched through downtown Minneapolis on August 20 to protest the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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