Labor News

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L.A. port truckers win again, misclassified as independent contractors

Eploited port truck drivers at the nation's largest cargo terminal, Los Angeles-Long Beach, won another round in their long fight for fair pay, job protections and the right to organize.

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Blankenship verdict: guilty on misdemeanor, innocent on felony charges

The conspiracy charge is a misdemeanor that carries a maximum of one-year in jail and possible fines amounting to twice the financial gain resulting from the safety conspiracy.

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Walmart hired Lockheed-Martin, asked FBI to spy on activist workers

The spying was contained in documents filed with the NLRB in a case that OURWalmart -- an employee group to improve pay and working conditions -- filed with the agency.

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Trumka kicks off anti-TPP drive at town hall meeting in New Hampshire

New Hampshire is the site of the first presidential primary next year, and the TPP has already become an issue on the campaign trail.

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Trans Pacific Partnership deal: Corporations, not nations, call the shots

If TPP is enacted as written, it will give corporations and banks a way to undermine any and all regulations member nations have put in place to protect consumers and workers.

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Workers take seats at the table at White House summit

Summit participants responded with sustained applause when Sarita Gupta, executive director of Jobs with Justice, said "the strongest form of workers' voice is having a union on the job."

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Silicon Valley labor, religion, community call for "disrupting inequality"

Groups came together to demonstrate their support for the workers at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara and Citrix who are fighting for quality jobs and fair treatment at the workplace.

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Scott Walker escalates his war on workers

Expanding on the hatred of unions that he imposed as Wisconsin's governor, right wing GOP presidential hopeful Scott Walker is proposing to abolish the NLRB.

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Gallup poll: "Americans want unions"

Americans are seeing the connection between unions and balancing the economy, allowing workers to come together to build a better life for their families.

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Verizon continues to demand givebacks from workers

Unions took to the streets to show mass solidarity for their bargaining teams, with rallies all over the Northeast and mid-Atlantic states.

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