Labor News

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Obama uses Pullman monument dedication to push workers’ rights

"Dignity and opportunity aren't just gifts to be handed down by a generous government or by a generous employer.  They are rights."

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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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Longshore union calls employer port shutdown “bad for U.S. economy”

The union has repeatedly emphasized it is committed to reaching a new agreement as quickly as possible, and says only a few issues remain to be negotiated.

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Women truck drivers seek mentors for new advocacy campaign

RWIT is seeking women who have recently worked in training carriers or who have been trainers in the past to get involved as virtual mentors.

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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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