Labor News

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Campaign intensifies to free Iranian trade unionists

CODIR says it regards the current period as an important opportunity to put effective pressure on the government of President Hassan Rouhani.

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Republicans leave unemployed #OutInTheCold

Heavy lobbying efforts were underway to extend unemployment insurance for the more than 1 million long-term jobless.

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St. Louis unions giving to charities big time

When Americans think of labor unions, they think of union members campaigning for causes. But unions are a lot more, and their charity efforts in the St. Louis area show it.

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IAM Boeing workers narrowly approve 8-year contract extension

Machinists who work for Boeing in the Puget Sound area, around Portland, Ore., and in Wichita, Kansas, narrowly approved an eight-year contract extension with Boeing.

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More than 400,000 New Jerseyans get a raise January 1

New Jersey is one of the 13 states that saw a bump in the minimum wage starting Jan. 1.The minimum wage became $8.25, up one dollar from $7.25.

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City ordinance: All Portland workers get sick leave

On Jan. 1, more than a quarter of a million Portland workers gained a human right - the right to stay home when they're sick.

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Workers' rights under fire in Supreme Court

The justices will hear arguments in the dispute over the power of the NLRB and tackle a case involving yet another challenge to worker representation.

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L & M nurses and techs back on the job as negotiations continue

The caregivers' return to work temporarily halts a standoff over the future of health service delivery for the region.

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Tell Congress to extend unemployment benefits now!

In addition to the 1.3 million who will be immediately cut off, an additional 3.6 million people will lose benefits in the coming year unless Congress acts.

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Today in labor history: The human cost of mining

On December 19, 1907, 239 workers died in a coal mine explosion. This same day in 1984, 27 workers at Wilberg Mine died in Orangeville, Utah.

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