Labor News

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Philly Council passes paid sick days, will mayor sign?

Around 40 percent of all the hourly-wage workers in Philadelphia have no sick days. The bill, if it becomes law, would enable workers to earn one hour of paid sick time for every 40 hours worked.

Attacks on labor end in a whimper

The third big front in the right-wing Republican-business state-by-state war on workers, in Missouri, ended when the state legislature adjourned in May.

Shop Talk: Organizing at Apple, winning bronze shoe

Apple workers are talking union, Wisconsin workers won a bronze shoe - and more.

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Landmark farmworker bill on its way to governor's desk

A bill to make it easier for California's 400,000 farmworkers to choose a union passed both houses of the California Legislature.

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“One battle in a big war”: Comcast organizing drive rages on

Only 2 percent of 90,000 Comcast workers nationally are organized. This was the second vote in five years at the Pullman facility.

Unions discuss key issues with GE

Health care, wages and pensions topped the talks between a multi-union coalition, headed by the United Electrical Workers, with General Electric.

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In tough situation, Conn. state workers to vote on contract

Thousands of state workers are expected for a question and answer session about the tentative agreement hammered out by their unions.

Asian Americans tackle job discrimination

Job discrimination is on the rise for Asian Americans, one of the fastest-growing minority group in the U.S., and now number 15 million nationwide.

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Workers, supporters cheer cheating contractor's downfall

A huge wage-theft case against a San Francisco Bay Area contractor almost reached the finish line May 26. One last chapter must still be written.

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Wisconsin judge kills anti-union law

The right-wing push to destroy unions in Wisconsin ran into a wall this morning.

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