Labor News

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Why is the postmaster general understating postal revenue gains?

The supposed loss results from crushing pension pre-funding requirements imposed on the Postal Service.

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Walmart workers call on Obama to challenge retailer on wages

"Either you are going to keep your gas or your lights on, not both. You shouldn't have to make choices like that in America today."

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Union leaders to lawmakers: pay freezes, furloughs hit federal workers’ morale

"Federal employees are a devoted and resilient bunch. They despise what politicians have done to them."

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Unionists ignore downpour, bring fast track fight to Capitol steps

Hundreds of unionists gathered on Capitol Hill on May 7 to campaign against "fast-track" trade legislation and the anti-worker trade treaties it would lead to.

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Gov. Jerry Brown and the new, but weak, minimum wage law

Most Californians are well aware that the state minimum wage is going up to $10.00/hour. But when and how? 

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Trumka: Minimum wage opponents 'delusional' if they think they've won

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka condemned the continued right-wing obstruction preventing millions of working families from getting a much-needed boost in income.

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Today in labor history: Nazis destroy unions

On May 2, 1933, Adolf Hitler's storm troopers occupied all trade union headquarters across Germany, and union leaders were arrested and put in prison or concentration camps.

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Senate GOP defeats minimum wage hike

The Senate tried to raise the nation's minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. But its Democratic sponsors needed 60 votes to start debate, and got six fewer than that.

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Alabama says it can fire workers for telling the truth

In certain circumstances, the state of Alabama says, it can fire or discipline a state worker who tells the truth - even if the truth exposes fraud and corruption.

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Firefighters battle cancer as well as flames in toxic homes

Firefighters can smell smoke on their hair and skin for days after a fire; chemicals get into skin through the pores.

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