Labor News

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Why 2016 is all about raising pay

How has the middle class dissolved and childhood poverty risen while we continue to create more millionaires and billionaires?

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It’s always baseball season for Steelworkers at Louisville Slugger

The workers produce, on average, 3,200 bats each day for souvenirs and retail sale and about 300 bats per day for major league baseball players.

 

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Delta baggage handler files suit over retaliatory firing

Hedges has been active in trying to organize a union among ground workers at Delta and in 15Now, a movement to raise wages among airport workers to $15 an hour.  

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Retired people add their voices to anti-Rauner upsurge

Some media and folks with cameras were threatened; told that they were violating the Homeland Security Act. Really.

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Retaliation at Illinois factory ignites labor alliance

Members of Chicago Jobs with Justice as well as Jobs to Move America coalesced in downtown Chicago to declare their support for a worker fired in retaliation for whistleblowing.

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New Jersey unions go toe to toe with Christie over pensions

Unions representing N.J. state and local government workers vowed that the fight over Chris Christie's pension payment cuts is not over.

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Unions ramp up pressure ahead of Fast Track vote

The AFL-CIO is ramping up efforts to stop Fast Track with a targeted advertising blitz against undecided members of Congress.

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Missouri workers win with wage bill and right-to-work veto

"Since 1978 Missouri has said no to right-to-work and in just a minute I will sign that veto and make sure the voices of Missouri's working people are heard."

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After two years of work, Mother Jones monument to be rededicated

Mary Harris "Mother" Jones has been a symbol of the struggles and victories of the labor movement for over a century.

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Underfunding, one-person crews share responsibility for deadly Amtrak crash

"It strains our collective memory to think of a case where we attack a problem by defunding it when we want a positive outcome."

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