Labor News

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Workers demonstrate to save the U.S. mail

Postal workers and their supporters here were among many thousands throughout the country who demonstrated to save the U.S. Postal Service from austerity measures

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OSHA warns hair salons on worker exposure to formaldehyde

The federal agency is warning the nation's hair salons - again - about the exposure of their low-paid female workers to formaldehyde present in hair smoothing and straightening products.

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Paid sick days the law now in Seattle

Seattle's mayor signed the historic bill Friday. Every worker in the city, depending upon his or her conditions of employment, is now guaranteed five to nine sick days per year.

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Washington state unions see arrests on docks as part of pattern

The arrests union officers and the wives and mothers of 10 longshoremen are seen by union members here as part of a major assault underway against this state's labor movement.

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Oklahoma labor commissioner calls public workers “feral hogs”

The ideology expressed by Costello and his ilk is dangerously close to the rhetoric of eugenicists, the pre-Nazi pseudo-scientific movement.

Does outsourcing save government money?

Contracting out federal jobs to the private sector  wastes billions of dollars, a new study shows.

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Farmworker rights bill awaits Calif. gov’s signature

Now awaiting California Gov. Jerry Brown's signature is a bill to greatly strengthen the rights of the state's 400,000 farmworkers.

400 union women at confab demand equality and union rights

Over 400 union women came to the Coalition of Labor Union Women's 16th Biennial Convention in Orlando, September 7-10, to demand equality and to defend union rights. The women came from many different unions to speak in one voice for working women.

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Hyatt workers end weeklong strike with protest at ‘heat lamp hotel’

Hundreds of striking workers concluded their strike yesterday with a picket and protest at the Park Hyatt, which won notoriety when management there turned heat lamps on striking workers in July.

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Twitter chat puts spotlight on #unionwomen, Hyatt strikers

Unite Here and blogger Fem2pt0 hosted a lively and informative discussion on advantages for women in joining a union.

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