Labor News

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Speaking for millions, union leaders declare “it’s our turn”

A group of the nation's top union leaders, looking dead serious, filed silently in and up to the front of the press room at the Westin Hotel in Atlanta.

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Wisconsin workers again battle Walker’s anti-labor steamroller

Trashing promises to provide a fair hearing, the Republican leader of Wisconsin's state Senate labor committee rammed through a bill that would make union shops illegal.

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Walmart’s raise for workers “proof collective action works”

Walmart announced today it was giving its lowest-wage workers a raise to at least $9 an hour by April and $10 an hour by 2016.

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Update: El Super boycott

El Super market workers, along with 100 community organizations, endorse the call to boycott El Super.

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A first contract for Brooklyn Cablevision employees

"Many of us never thought we'd see this night come. Many workers had given up hope. But we stuck together through thick and thin."

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The third try is the charm

Philadelphia joins two other cities, San Francisco, Calif., and Tacoma, Wash., and several states, in enacting earned paid sick leave. 

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Canadian Supreme Court: Public workers have the right to strike

As a result of Canadian laws and attitudes, union density there is at least double that in the U.S.

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Illinois GOP governor rolls out right-wing anti-union agenda

New Illinois GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner yanked union rights to collect dues or fees from thousands of home health caregivers in the state.

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Nissan rejects offer to mediate Mississippi dispute with UAW

The car firm claimed that "entering mediation over issues raised might violate U.S. national labor law."

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Striking auto mechanics locked out, putting up a fight

The automobile mechanics strike here at Al Piemonte Chevrolet, now over 30 weeks long, has deteriorated into a lock-out situation.

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