Labor News

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AFL-CIO's Samuel: Expect congressional attacks on workers rights

Expect wide and various attacks on workers rights from a totally Republican-run 114h Congress, AFL-CIO Legislative Director Bill Samuel warns.

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AFL-CIO to push economic agenda starting with January wage summit

The AFL-CIO will strongly push its economic agenda, emphasizing job creation and raising workers' incomes, starting with a "wage summit" in January in D.C.

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Locked capitol doors lead to Michigan unions’ right-to-work lawsuit

The long-running war over Michigan's controversial, Republican-engineered "Right to Work" (for less) laws is headed to court.

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Oregon transit workers ratify first pact in 10 years

Members of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 757 in Portland, Ore., ratified a new union contract at the area transit agency, TriMet.

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Walmart workers react to New York Times expose on understaffing

In response to the New York Times story today, Walmart workers are again calling for full-time hours and better scheduling.

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Voters speak: A resounding victory for paid sick days nationwide

The lesson from Tuesday could not be clearer: No worker should have to choose between missing a day's pay and caring for their health.

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New Orleans union teachers to take case to U.S. Supreme Court

The 7,500 union teachers and staff, fired after the state took over the schools following Hurricane Katrina, are taking their case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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NLRB rejects right-to-work crowd’s attempt to use health care ruling vs. union drive

The case involves the SEIU's attempt to organize contingent faculty at Pacific Lutheran University.

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Speakers advocate massive education campaign about value of unions

Labor must launch a massive education campaign about the value of unions, to counter right wing propaganda and to forestall deepening nationwide cynicism.

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Oregon contractor broke labor law, NLRB rules for union painters

The firm violated federal labor law 18 separate ways, and now must make amends.

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