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Truckers support Walmart workers ahead of Black Friday

An early action against the megamonster, known for its always-low wages, always-bad benefits and rampant labor law-breaking, came Nov. 18.

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McDonald's tells workers to sell their Christmas gifts for cash

McDonald's won't stop dolling out bizarre "advice" for their employees, including a set of "tips" ranging from stress management techniques to how to get a quick buck.

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Walmart seeks food donations for its workers

"How about paying workers more than $7.25 an hour?'" asked Terrie Napolitano, a Lodi, New Jersey resident who shops at several Walmarts in her area.

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Today in labor history: Employee time clock invented

On this day in 1888, the employee time clock was invented by Willard Bundy, a jeweler in Auburn, N.Y. Bundy's brother Harlow started mass producing them a year later.

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U.S. to prosecute Walmart for violation of workers' rights

The National Labor Relations Board General Counsel is issuing a decision today to prosecute Walmart for its widespread violations of its workers' rights.

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Black Friday Walmart strike wave already underway

"I want people to be able to live better, you know, like the commercial says; nobody lives better now except for the Waltons."

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50 arrested protesting Walmart's poverty wages

LOS ANGELES - The modern-day story of David and Goliath is playing out in cities and towns across America, and last night, on Cesar Chavez Avenue, one of the story's scenes took place when Walmart workers staged a civil disobedience action in front the retail giant's "mini" store here.

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Unsafe buses being built in LA with $1.50-per-hour Chinese labor

The workers have been living in dormitory-style housing for up to six months, getting paid only $1.50 per hour and a $50 a day allowance.

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SEIU’S Henry: Half of jobs to be low-wage by 2020

"When the airport opened, they were all well-paying jobs; now they're all minimum wage, with no benefits and many are contracted out."

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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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