Labor News

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Wages: How low can you go?

Whenever the subject of raising hourly pay to a livable level comes up in Los Angeles, you can expect two stalwart foes: The Chamber of Commerce and the Central City Association.

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Savoring burgers and labor victories

Of course, these victories did not happen just because a bunch of religious folks showed up to press an issue of justice, but because everyone worked together.

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Nine years after Katrina, school workers still fighting for justice

It's taken nine years, but some 7,000 former New Orleans school workers may be headed for a multimillion-dollar win of back wages and penalties this fall.

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Cablevision workers release new music video

In honor of Labor Day, the workers released a new music video, called "Strike."

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Fast food workers plan civil disobedience during Thursday’s nationwide strikes

Fast food workers in cities across the United States are planning strikes and civil disobedience tomorrow, according to organizers.

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Ohio's GOP governor ignores pleas of 3,000 fired Ormet workers

The tattered sign standing at the entrance of Ormet's North Gate pretty much says it all. It pleads to Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio, for "some help" to save Ohio jobs.

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NLRB: Labor law protects worker recruiting others to sign sexual harassment complaint

In a 3-1 decision, the board said the sexual harassment complaint, even if it just involves the complaining worker, is "protected and concerted activity" the NLRB covers.

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Judges’ rulings take away workers’ rights

If there ever is a year that proves the importance of judges' rulings to workers' rights, 2014 is it. That's because the jurists in black robes spent much of the year taking rights away.

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Oregon anti-labor groups try to kill paid sick leave

What seemed to be a win for the growing national campaign for local paid sick leave laws has turned into a battle royal between the city and Lake County.

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Unionized ironworkers aid non-union jobless

 The Ironworkers are trying to find jobs for 280 non-union colleagues left high and dry without pay when a large non-union Michigan contractor suddenly shut its doors.

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