Labor News

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California janitors ready to strike

Over 20,000 janitors statewide call for a strike against unfair labor practices by janitorial companies who contract with some of the most high-priced real estate owners.

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AFL-CIO: Workplace deaths, injuries on the rise

"Too many workers remain at serious risk of injury, illness or death. There is much more work to be done."

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Railroad whistleblowers face retaliation, urge OSHA prosecutions, heftier fines

OSHA's role needs strengthening, because "even as a union officer, I'm not that well-protected," said one worker.

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Immigrant bus drivers allege racial discrimination, labor law violations

Somali and Oromo bus drivers have filed charges against two Twin Cities bus companies.

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Temp workers increasingly at risk of dying on the job

"Contract workers are most frequently assigned to the most hazardous jobs, and employers are not meeting their legal obligations to provide safe working conditions."

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Indiana Carrier plant workers take their case directly to UTC shareholders

Members of USW Local 1999 will take the fight to save their jobs to the streets with a march and rally at the Indiana State Capitol. 

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Union leaders grapple with problem of workers backing right wingers

Worried union leaders say many members feel "outshouted" by powerful political voices and are showing anger by backing extreme candidates.

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Hillary Clinton’s pro-worker pledges excite building trades audience

Clinton's passion for workers' causes, from project labor agreements to being their advocate in the White House, excited the audience.

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MU graduate workers say “union” in a landslide

While the vote result is a substantial victory, it's just the latest step in the campaign for justice for MU graduate workers.

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Think about immigration like a nurse

If the nurse fears that if they check her documents she'll lose her job or worse, she likely won't have to think a long time before signing that union card.

 

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