Labor News

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Britain: Biggest walkout in a generation

Workers from many walks of life will join picket lines a day after Tories threatened to impose new anti-union laws if they win the next election.

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Breaking the myth of "un-organizable" workers

Labor must organize the three pillars of workers: low wage workers, professional and highly skilled workers and workers internationally cross-border.

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Today in labor history: Hawaii longshoremen strike

Hawaiian workers who were members of the ILWU went on strike, seeking higher pay to match that of longshoremen on the West Coast U.S.

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Massachusetts, Michigan minimum wage hikes leave restaurant workers shortchanged

The federal minimum wage for workers who depend on tips is $2.13 hourly and it hasn't risen in more than 20 years. And employers routinely cheat the tipped workers.

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Unite Here aims to grow union membership among low wage workers

Delegates from all over the country, representing some 270,000 Unite Here members, are converging on this city June 25-27 for the union's constitutional convention.

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Chicago Walmart worker at White House summit today

Holmes, one of hundreds of workers who traveled to today's White House Summit On Working Families, explained to Obama about how Walmart mistreated her when she was pregnant.

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Labor Secretary calls for raise in the minimum wage

Obama administration Labor Secretary Thomas Perez is arguing for revisions in federal laws to make them more family-friendly.

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CEO pay continues to spin out of control

 Could we see a new movement to leverage the power of the public purse against the corporate pay policies that do so much to leave us more unequal? 

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San Franciscans to vote on $15 city minimum wage

San Franciscans will vote this November on whether to gradually increase the city-wide minimum wage to $15 an hour.

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Walmart’s treatment of workers hurting its bottom line

Last week, Walmart reported falling sales for five consecutive quarters and the company reported losing up to $3 billion a year because of stocking problems.

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