Labor News

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The "Right-to-Work" movement's attack on women workers

If strong public sector union jobs are eroded as a result of the right-to-work movement's attack, this will be an added setback for women's economic status in the U.S.

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Construction workers killed on the job, manager goes to jail

On Christmas Eve 2009, when the scaffolding they were working on broke in half, four workers were not wearing safety lines and fell thirteen floors.

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NLRB rejects McDonalds’ request to treat joint employer cases separately

The NLRB's general counsel presents evidence in one big case about the joint responsibility of McDonald's and its local franchises to obey labor law.

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House GOP votes to curb asbestos victims’ class action suits

The House's GOP majority rammed through legislation to curb class action suits and throw open asbestos' victims medical records/payments.

 

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Mayor De Blasio helps celebrate NY Fight For 15 victory

Mayor de Blasio and the city council have called for $15 in NYC wage but the Republican-led state senate has blocked the desired increase.

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Connecticut’s Annual Amistad Awards Rally calls for justice for all

The exciting "Justice for All" People's World Amistad Awards set the tone for the big battles of 2016 in Connecticut.

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For union supporters rallying at SCOTUS, Friedrichs case is personal

Outside the Supreme Court building, unionists waved signs with phrases like "Working people want a voice."

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Workers, unions may face big loss at Supreme Court

Workers and public sector unions faced sharp questions about union dues, agency fees and what they're used for.

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2015 ends with five percent jobless rate, claims of new jobs in December

While the economy added jobs, the workers barely added to their paychecks.

 

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The top 10 child labor stories of 2015

There were plenty of ups and downs in the fight against child labor last year; let's look at 10 highs and lows.

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