Labor News

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Senate GOP defeats minimum wage hike

The Senate tried to raise the nation's minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. But its Democratic sponsors needed 60 votes to start debate, and got six fewer than that.

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Our Walmart wins some victories for pregnant workers

It wasn't good luck that brought about workplace changes at Walmart. It was the hard work and the mobilization of workers and community supporters across the nation in Our Walmart.

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Rallies demand equal pay

How unequal are women's wages? Women in the U.S., on average, are now paid only 77 cents to every $1.00 of men's average pay.

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Report: Supreme Court has weakened sexual harassment protections for workers

The NWLC released a report featuring new information that underscores the urgent need to strengthen workplace protections from sexual harassment.

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Lawmakers unveil bill to hold employers responsible for supervisors’ sexual harassment

A coalition of congressional Democrats introduced legislation to hold employers responsible for their lower-level supervisors' sexual harassment of workers.

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Today in women's history: Harriet Beecher Stowe publishes "Uncle Tom's Cabin"

Stowe was highly active in the abolition movement. She and her husband supported the Underground Railroad and temporarily housed slaves in their home.

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Today in women’s history: Hull House co-founder Ellen Starr born

In 1896, Starr joined the garment workers' strike in support of the workers. She was a founding member of the Chicago chapter of the Women's Trade Union League in 1904.

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Today in women’s history: Betty Allen, steel town to opera, is born

Growing up in a working class community, Elizabeth Louise (Betty Lou) Allen heard opera on the streets, from neighbors' radios.

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Today in women's history: Suffragist Susan B. Anthony died

Susan B. Anthony was a pioneer leader of the cause of woman suffrage, and worked tirelessly her whole life for what she considered to be the best interests of womankind.

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