Labor News

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Official jobless rate ticks down; 236,000 new jobs

The nation's jobless rate dropped 0.1 percent in February, to 7.7 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.

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Chicago unions go to bat for immigration reform

Chicago's labor movement turned out in force yesterday to declare support for immediate reform of immigration law.

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Household workers demand rights, bang pots and pans, with video

Hundreds banged pots and pans here yesterday to launch a campaign for a Household Workers Bill of Rights.

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Unions go public with intent to overhaul their own structure

The AFL-CIO will probe new ways of organizing itself and the broader labor movement and its allies to meet what it says are the changing times.

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Labor says tax millionaires to protect Social Security

"Ninety-four percent of the country pays Social Security taxes on all their income. Six percent do not. This has got to change."

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Las Vegas cab company forces a strike

The second largest cab company in Las Vegas has forced its drivers - the first taxi drivers to unionize, more than a decade ago - to strike.

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Collective bargaining easier in Germany

The German model of collective bargaining, and what the U.S. can learn from it, was the top topic of conversation.

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Twin Cities janitors ratify new contracts

"This is a major victory for working families. We work hard to support our families, we fought hard against cuts that would have destroyed thousands of jobs."

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Exchange students walk off the job at McDonald's

These students are finally ready to tell McDonald's, "Enough!"

Fall of “la Maestra” not good news for Mexican workers

Mexican Attorney General Jesus Murillo announced the arrest of the head of the country's most powerful teachers' union and two colleagues.

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