Labor News

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To raise wages in Panama, dockers join a U.S. union

In Panama they call longshore pay "hunger wages." Workers' families live below the government's own poverty line, and some families literally go hungry.

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McDonald’s wage announcement draws the ire of low-wage workers

"Millions of families working for poverty wages will continue to struggle until McDonald's pays a living wage."

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Drawing on California model, nurse staffing and advocacy bill introduced

"This legislation would improve patient care by establishing minimum nurse-to-patient ratios."

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USW local ratifies new pact with Honeywell, ends long lockout

The plant was scheduled to reopen Apr. 1 but the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission must recertify the workers before all can return.

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Call for $15 and a union rings through Ebeneezer Baptist Church

Fast food servers, homecare and airport workers, and students gave witness to the low pay facing them in today's increasingly service-centered economy.

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Workers call McDonald’s hourly wage raise a PR gimmick

"It's a PR stunt, and that stunt isn't going to pay my gas bill this month, or get my landlord off my back."

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Labor returns to its roots: Bringing immigrants out of the shadows

A "key piece of the raising wages agenda is a workable pathway to citizenship" for undocumented workers.

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Senate ‘vote-a-rama’ produces few wins for workers

And the wins workers got, on amendments denouncing USPS cuts and advocating paid family and medical leave, may only be symbolic.

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AFL-CIO, allies praise White House drive for paid family leave law

The AFL-CIO, women's rights groups, and their allies are praising a new campaign to push Congress to enact a paid family and medical leave law.

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Fight for 15 announces largest nationwide strike ever

"We need to fight for everyone, especially for those who feel that they can't fight by themselves."

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