Labor News

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Experts: “New” economy is just another way to suppress workers’ rights

"New" economy workers can only be protected by policies that protect all workers, like ones that define the difference between an employee and an independent contractor.

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Labor launches new measures to wipe out unequal pay for women

The labor federation is launching measures to wipe out pay inequality based on gender, and to guarantee that all workers have paid family and sick leave and fair scheduling.

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In most states, even $15 an hour is not enough

Workers nationwide have been campaigning for a $15 hourly "living wage," but a new think tank report says that in most states, $15 is not enough.

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Maryland elected officials decry Safeway supermarket’s corporate greed

"We built a union, the company's moving out to get rid of it. It's an example of the redistribution of wealth from workers to the corporate class."

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Graduate students at private universities rally for union rights

The students say they plan to continue to rally and build coalition until their status as skilled laborers is recognized.

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Restaurant work abuse: an unpalatable plate

So what can you the consumer do to help end restaurant worker abuses?

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National Education Association endorses Clinton, draws flack

The endorsement came after Clinton - and only Clinton - addressed the NEA's board for an hour and a half. 

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Communications Workers, Teamsters reach tentative pact for 15,000 at American Airlines

The CWA and the Teamsters reached a tentative first contract for 15,000 passenger services agents at American Airlines.

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SEIU members: “When we fight, we win!”

They came from cities up and down the East Coast to show their unity and support for each other in ongoing contract struggles.

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UAW members apparently reject FiatChrysler pact

A key issue in the rejection was the pact's apparent free hand to FiatChrysler to shift jobs between U.S. plants or to Mexico.

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