Labor News

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State workers' lobby day important for all workers

The immediate struggle for pay raises and collective bargainingis part of the larger, national context for democracy and progressive change.

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UK's labor leader Bob Crow builds solidarity at the Left Labor Project

We believe the trade union movement is not just about what wages or what contract you get but about the social side: Decent transportation, affordable housing, a decent welfare state.

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“Fast for Fair Food” ends with 1,000 marching

More than 1,000 farm workers and their allies solemnly marched three miles to the corporate headquarter of the grocery store giant Publix.

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Santorum as president? A nightmare for Steelworkers leader

Leo Gerard, president of the Steelworkers, described over breakfast his recurring nightmare.

Proposed rules would allow home care workers minimum wage, overtime

Labor-backed Interfaith Worker Justice is mobilizing support for home health care workers.

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RWDSU launches campaign for NYC car wash workers after devastating report

RWDSU is launching a campaign to bring workers' rights - including the right to organize - to some 5,000 car wash workers in New York City.

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Michigan working families: Protect collective bargaining

The initiative is a bold proposal to add an amendment to the Michigan constitution guaranteeing the right of every worker to collectively bargain.

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Steelworkers formally endorse Obama, unanimously

"This is the right time to do the right thing for a man who proved he is right for the job," said Steelworkers President Leo Gerard.

Federal judge rules ban on project labor agreements unconstitutional

U.S. District Judge Victoria Roberts ruled against Republican Gov. Rick Snyder, who signed the new law banning the agreements.

OSHA fines firms who sent exploited foreign students to Hershey plant

OSHA hit two firms that exploited foreign students at a Hershey candy plant with job safety violations and fines totaling $288,000.

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