Labor News

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Labor launches Forward Baltimore to register 10,000 voters

The campaign will bring out at least 75 percent of newly-registered voters in for the primary elections in April 2016.

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New rules could add millions of workers to overtime pay eligibility

The Labor Department is readying proposed rules to greatly expand who can get overtime pay.

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For potato farmers, "organic" means hard labor

The organic food industry especially should hold itself to high standards for labor practices.

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In terms of minimum wage, California city races to the top

Emeryville, Calif. is putting its minimum wage on track to become the highest in the nation.

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With future at stake, postal workers fighting for everyone

The American Postal Workers Union's contract expires May 20. The outcome of this will impact every community in America.

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Teacher Appreciation Week in Chicago: a cut in pay?

Teacher Appreciation Week had barely begun when news broke that teachers had to take a seven percent pay cut.

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Workers flying high after major organizing wins

Workers across the country have stood up in the past month to fight for better wages and working conditions.

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Port drivers out on strike, demand companies follow law

Drivers gathered before sunrise, carrying signs and wearing reflective safety vests as they began picketing company trucks.

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New AFL-CIO report shows weaknesses in safety, health enforcement

Low fines and lack of jail terms for heads of firms that disobey or disregard safety provide little incentive for companies to obey the law.

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May Day solidarity marches bring thousands to LA streets

Marchs were held all over LA in support of worker rights, immigration reform, lives matter, police transparency, economic rights, and civil rights.

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