Labor News

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For labor, 2015 began and ended with political action

The year kicked off with a comprehensive "Raise The Wage" campaign and the advocation of a wide-ranging package of measures to restore the middle class.

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Burn the TPP, not workers

Middle America is smoldering. For too long, citizens worked harder and produced more, yet corporations cut pay and benefits.

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Trump Vegas hotel files objections after workers vote to unionize

The Trump Hotel Las Vegas, however, is required by federal law to bargain with the union, even though they have filed objections.

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Unionists pack Ohio statehouse to protest anti-worker bills

A new "right-to-work" bill and an "unemployment reform" bill would make Ohio the "worst state in the union for unemployed workers."

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Seattle Teamsters local to organize Uber, Lyft drivers after city council vote

Teamsters Local 117 in Seattle will step up its efforts to unionize Uber and Lyft drivers.

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CLUW convention delegates to use health info to empower union women

"When women have access to quality health information, they live longer, are more productive and have better quality lives."

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Las Vegas Trump hotel workers vote to unionize

"My coworkers and I need fair wages, good benefits, and job security at the Trump Las Vegas."

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Today in history: Blacklisted writer Dalton Trumbo is born

Writer Dalton Trumbo was born on this day 110 years ago. He won two Academy Awards while blacklisted.

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Today in labor history: The American Federation of Labor is founded

The original constituent craft unions of the AFL were disaffected from the Knights of Labor, a national labor association.

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Despite vicious opposition, Chattanooga workers are unionizing

In the face of corporation opposition, skilled workers at the Volkswagen plant voted for UAW to become their collective bargaining representative, a step toward unionization of the whole plant.

 

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