Labor News

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Mississippi Nissan workers seek State Department help in dealing with company

The UAW and IndustriALL asked the State Department to mediate the battle between the auto giant and workers at its plant who are trying to unionize.

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Community and labor unite in fundraiser for VW workers

 Chattanooga for Workers hosted a potluck fundraiser to help send some Volkswagen workers to Washington DC for a national speak out on the truth about working at Volkswagen.

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Fight for $15 takes step forward

Two hugely significant reports just released have given credibility and energy to the fight for a $15 an hour minimum wage.

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Workers win two in the courts

Two separate groups of union workers - public workers in Florida and American Airlines retirees nationwide - racked up big wins in separate courts in recent days.

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Fight for 15 movement hits Springfield, Missouri

This Friday afternoon in Springfield, Missouri, a small group of fast food workers gathered in the meeting room of a public library to discuss their fight for a living wage.

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Study: 57 percent of poultry workers suffer ergonomic ills

NIOSH found what UFCW called "a drastic level of injury" to workers even at the present speeds.

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Okla. governor bars cities from setting minimum wage

Oklahoma Republican Gov. Mary Fallin has signed a bill prohibiting cities, counties, and their citizens the right to set a mandatory minimum wage.

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UPS firing of Teamster drivers rescinded

All those struggling in New York and nationally for a better life could not help but take notice: Labor solidarity worked!

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Minnesota raises state minimum wage; teachers say hike will benefit kids

 Joined by legislators, advocates, and Minnesotans from across the state, Gov. Mark Dayton signed a bill into law raising Minnesota's minimum wage for the first time since 2005.

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NYC AFSCME wins reinstatement for disabled workers Bloomberg fired

 Eleven disabled workers, whom former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg laid off (fired) will get their jobs back, thanks to their AFSCME local.

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