Labor News

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Race to the bottom for sweatshop workers

Minimum wage workers, earning $74 a month were beaten by riot police for a protest demanding a $14 a month raise.

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Today in labor history: Rochester general strike

The strike was precipitated when city workers were summarily fired after attempting to form a union.

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14 United Mine Workers arrested in protest

More than 4,500 members and supporters of the United Mine Workers marched and rallied in downtown St. Louis on May 21.

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Walker not welcome in Connecticut!

"Not only did I lose my job, many people with an education are unemployed in Wisconsin because there are no jobs to be had now. Scott Walker, go home!"

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California launches innovative plan to expand voter registration

California's Secretary of State is designating the state's new Health Benefit Exchange, Covered California, as a voter registration agency under the National Voter Registration Act.

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AFL-CIO hails vote on immigration bill, vows work to improve

"This reflects an enormous step toward healing an injustice, the deportation crisis that has wrecked families, communities, and workplaces for far too long."

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Catholic “union” refuses to back Carla Hale, but AFL-CIO will

The AFL-CIO Central Labor Council for Central Ohio, meanwhile, unanimously passed a strongly worded resolution this past week supporting Hale in her fight to be reinstated.

Unions: Keep immigration open to family members

Unions and their allies, led by the AFL-CIO, back changes to the draft comprehensive immigration law that would keep immigration rights open for family members of current permanent residents.

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Minimum wage earners: “You have to swallow your pride”

The Minnesota state legislator who spent a week living on the minimum wage met that week with three Minnesotans for whom the minimum-wage challenge is an everyday reality.

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Union and growers split on immigration plan

And that split could imperil immigration legislation overall, since the GOP-run House has made it clear that it may deep-six the Senate's comprehensive immigration overhaul.

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