Labor News

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May Day in Chicago: Labor to commemorate Haymarket martyrs

It's just one word in labor history with a lot of associations: Haymarket.

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Labor leaders hail Obama speech, call for more action on jobs

Labor leaders, while endorsing the president's budget deficit speech, say job creation will need to be addressed if the long-term fiscal health of the nation is to be restored.

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Union leaders urge: Act now to stop paycheck "protection" laws

"This is about eliminating the organizations that represent people. With one vote they are trying to take away our rights."

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Unionbusters target crews that run Washington’s ferry boats

The ferry system in Washington is a beloved mode of travel, a throwback to simpler times, renowned for safe, reliable service, yet lawmakers are trying to strip  ferry workers of their collective bargaining rights.

Labor law enforcer: “I’m not dead yet!”

Collective bargaining remains one of the few effective ways to preserve the American middle class, the chair of the National Labor Relations Board says.

Young trade unionists mark Baltimore “We Are One” Day

Unity to defeat the attack on workers was the theme, with Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke keynoting, at the Young Trade Unionists event.

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Poll: Americans side with public workers and their unions

Though unions are under attack in states from Wisconsin to Maine by tea party-backed Republican governors, they are winning the war of public opinion, according to the results of a new poll.

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State workers tell Missouri lawmakers: Stop stealing from us

Hundreds rallied in Jefferson City at Missouri's State Capitol building against "right to work" and paycheck deception legislation.

Justices dig into details of Wal-Mart sex discrimination

The Supreme Court is trying to determine whether Wal-Mart's female workers have the right to sue the company as a class.

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Justices protect workers who file verbal complaints

A complaint is a complaint, and it's valid - and protected - whether it's verbal or in writing, at least under the 1938 Fair Labor Standards Act.

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