Labor News

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Oregon contractor tell NLRB he'd rather close than clean up

A painting contractor accused of threatening, bribing, interrogating, discriminating against and firing pro-union workers went without an attorney, and ended up being the prosecution's best witness.

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Justices unanimously back public employee whistleblower

The 9-0 ruling cheered the NEA, whose Alabama affiliate - the largest and most-influential union in the state - provided the attorneys for whistleblower Edward Lane in lower court arguments.

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Union cheers mass transit advocate’s election in Canada

Wynne swept to victory in the voting in Canada's largest province, home to approximately one of every three Canadians. 

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Communist Party convention goers explore Chicago's labor history

Some of the 300 delegates and guests of the Communist Party USA's 30th Convention kicked off their  party's gathering with a labor history tour of the Windy City.

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CEO pay continues to spin out of control

 Could we see a new movement to leverage the power of the public purse against the corporate pay policies that do so much to leave us more unequal? 

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San Franciscans to vote on $15 city minimum wage

San Franciscans will vote this November on whether to gradually increase the city-wide minimum wage to $15 an hour.

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Walmart’s treatment of workers hurting its bottom line

Last week, Walmart reported falling sales for five consecutive quarters and the company reported losing up to $3 billion a year because of stocking problems.

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Report: Privatizing public service jobs a disaster

The workers are still part-timers, and their compensation is still far from the level that New Haven school custodians enjoyed before the privatization hit.

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Houston teachers expose problems with 'teach to the test'

Now a new lawsuit, filed in federal court in Houston by the AFT's affiliate there, exposes just how pernicious the problems are.

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Today in labor history: Inventor gives first public demo of FM broadcasting

On this day in 1935, inventor Edwin Armstrong gave the first public demonstration of FM (frequency modulation) radio broadcasting in Alpine, New Jersey.

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