Labor News

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State high courts tackle workers’ issues

What workers win at the bargaining table can be and often is yanked away by men and women in black robes - or sometimes it can be restored by them, too.

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Wages: How low can you go?

Whenever the subject of raising hourly pay to a livable level comes up in Los Angeles, you can expect two stalwart foes: The Chamber of Commerce and the Central City Association.

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Savoring burgers and labor victories

Of course, these victories did not happen just because a bunch of religious folks showed up to press an issue of justice, but because everyone worked together.

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Fast food workers rally in Times Square

The message of the demonstrators was that they are prepared to do whatever it takes to win respect and a living wage, $15 and a union.

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Detroit fast food workers arrested during strike for wages and union

As they were taken away hundreds of supporters chanted "We want $15 and we want it now."

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Cablevision workers release new music video

In honor of Labor Day, the workers released a new music video, called "Strike."

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Fast food workers plan civil disobedience during Thursday’s nationwide strikes

Fast food workers in cities across the United States are planning strikes and civil disobedience tomorrow, according to organizers.

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Battle of the overpass: Henry Ford, the UAW, and the power of the press

Henry Ford in particular was the poster child of anti-unionism in the heady days of strikes and strife, preferring profits over workers' rights.

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Outrage over plea bargain in burning death of lab worker

A plea-bargained small settlement in the case of a CWA worker who burned to death in an unsafe college chemical laboratory has outraged both her family and her union.

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The Democracy Initiative: A national campaign caught fire

The CWA created the Democracy Initiative after seeing how a combination of political factors combined to thwart pro-democracy/pro-worker legislation and initiatives.

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