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St. Louis minimum wage hike threatened

Meanwhile, the GOP majority in the legislature is pushing HB722, to ban cities and counties from raising the minimum wage on their own.

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Labor board tackles another joint-employer issue, involving temps

If an employer gets workers from a temp agency and the union wants to organize them, must it first get an OK from both the employer and the temp agency?

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Ex-CWA President Cohen to campaign for Sanders

"Bernie realizes that workers' rights in the U.S. remain under attack and near the bottom of the world's democracies."

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Today in labor history: airline workers strike in 1966

On this date in 1966, International Association of Machinists (IAM) members across the country employed by five airlines went on strike.

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Federal workers union sues government over data breach

The cyber attack exposed confidential data, from medical records to Social Security numbers, of between four and 18 million workers.

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Teamsters score big win in Southern California

The win is the biggest in the history of Teamsters Joint Council 42, which covers Southern California, Nevada and Hawaii.

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AFL-CIO, ally protest deep cuts in House Labor-HHS money bill

The legislation cuts employment and training funds, job services, job safety and health funding, kills health care quality evaluation and ACA funding of prevention programs.

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Right-wing GOP Illinois Gov. Rauner plans to force state workers to strike

Rauner's tactic is the latest in a nationwide campaign by the right, its business backers and its political puppets to trash workers, cut wages, destroy pensions and kill unions.

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Picking peas should bring a better life

We're doing it so that our children can leave the fields and move forward. I want to give them a better life.

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House bill slashes $74 million from NLRB, shackling board

Ruling Republicans on the House subcommittee that helps dole out federal funds slashed $74 million from the board's budget for the year.

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