Labor News

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Even before new $15/hour minimum wage signed, California workers celebrated

The celebrations began early, even as California's new minimum wage law was still racing through the state legislature last week.

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Martin Luther King Jr. and the attack on public workers

As we celebrate the life and historic contributions of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., public workers are under fierce attack across the country.

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Chicago teachers strike puts focus on Rauner, state budget crisis

Illinois is entering its tenth month without a budget; Rauner has refused to sign one without legislators agreeing to his drastic "turnaround agenda" that rolls back worker rights.

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Steel job layoffs highlight need for new trade, infrastructure policies

Over the past year, U.S. Steel has announced hundreds of layoffs in its workforce across the country. 

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Thousands out on the picket lines at Chicago schools today

Teachers picketed outside all of the public schools in Chicago's Hyde Park section this morning.

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Minneapolis resumes march towards paid sick leave law, as Vermont enacts one

After a pause for a city-mandated study, Minneapolis has resumed its march towards enacting a paid sick and family leave law.

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Teachers lead wave of strikes and job actions in Chicago

April 1 is likely to go down in history as unions and community organizations representing people from all walks of life stage strikes and actions from one end of the city to the other.

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California poised to have highest state minimum wage

California's $10/hour minimum - already the highest of any state - would rise gradually to $15 in 2022 for businesses with 26 or more workers.

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Chicago teachers plan April 1 strike for public education

Hoping to send a message to the Board of Education, Mayor Emanuel, and Illinois Gov. Rauner, Chicago teachers are set to walk off the job in a one-day strike this Friday.

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OSHA issues rule to curb silica dust exposure

The Obama administration today issued a final rule that it says would cut workers' exposure to harmful silica dust in half.

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