Labor News

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Low wage workers at Pentagon walk out

 Low-wage workers at the focus of the nation's defense machine, the Pentagon, joined the lengthening list of fed-up workers who have walked off their jobs.

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Union membership rises by 162k, workforce share unchanged

Union membership in the U.S. rose by 162,000 in 2013, to 14.528 million, the Bureau of Labor Statistics calculated, but the union share of the nation's workers stayed unchanged at 11.3 percent.

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GE closing upstate NY plant, betraying workers, community

Despite 17 bargaining sessions over a 60-day period, GE  has decided to shutter its 75-year-old plant in Fort Edward, New York.

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Many hoping for pro-worker State of the Union

President Obama is expected to call for an increase in the minimum wage to $10.00 an hour during next Tuesday's State of the Union address.

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Today in labor history: United Mine Workers founded

Contrary to what right-wing politicians would have us believe, labor unions have been part of the fabric of American society for a very long time.

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Justices hear right-wing scheme to trash union fees

"My personal caregiver came to me two weeks ago in a snowstorm. She gets a really good wage because of the union. When she's stress-free, I'm stress-free."

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Reproductive clinic law could impact organizers, workers rights

The case involves whether the 35-foot limit violates the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and its free speech guarantees.

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Today in labor history: Federal employees gain right to collective bargaining

On January 17, 1962, President John Kennedy signs Executive Order 10988, recognizing the right of federal employees to bargain collectively.

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Ruling by Labor Board is most damning ever against Walmart

The NLRB asserts illegal activities in 14 states at 34 stores and shows that company executives conceived of an unlawful retaliation policy for store managers to execute.

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Harkin predicts Senate vote on minimum wage hike after recess

The Senate will vote on raising the minimum wage, in three steps of 95 cents each to $10.10 hourly in 2016.

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