Labor News

Farmworkers take plea to government

Carolina farmers perpetrate lousy working conditions in the state's fields, and the state Labor Department looks the other way.

Taxi workers win full AFL-CIO charter

The National Taxi Workers Alliance made history when it officially became a full member of the nation's largest labor federation, the AFL-CIO.

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Autoworkers negotiate with “wind in their face”

The United Auto Workers union has now completed its negotiations with the domestic auto companies.

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California hotel ordered to shell out $36,000 in back pay

An Embassy Suites hotel was found guilty of denying required paid rest breaks to seven of its workers, and has been ordered to pay each of them about $5,000.

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Official jobless rate stays at 9.1 percent

Private businesses claimed that they added 137,000 new jobs, but 33 percent of those were Communications Workers and Electrical Workers, who returned to their posts after calling off the strike.

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Cheers greet Ohio, Wisconsin fightback leaders

Leaders of the fightback against union-busting in Ohio and Wisconsin were given a heroes welcome at the Take Back the American Dream Conference.

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Labor youth summit opens in Minneapolis

The conference includes young workers, young union organizers and students, and is part of the AFL-CIO's attempts, over the last two years, to reach workers under age 35.

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Postal workers rally in St. Louis (video)

Postal workers held hundreds of simultaneous rallies all across the country to bring attention to a bill that would address the manufactured financial crisis facing the Postal Service.

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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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