Labor News

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San Jose activists celebrate minimum wage hike victory and plan next steps

San Jose activists gathered on Monday, November 12 at Sacred Heart Community Services to celebrate the victory of Measure D.

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Today in labor history: “The Agitator” first published

During its run, the tabloid advocated industrial unionism, free speech, sexual freedom, and support for the Industrial Workers of the World.

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European trade unions unite to oppose cuts

Workers launched an unprecedented day of coordinated action across Europe Nov. 14, in the biggest fightback yet.

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See what your greed for money has done?

I know this is not the Christmas story you were hoping to read, but it is one that must be told.

If unemployment insurance extensions expire, economy will lose 400,000 jobs in 2013

If the federally funded extended unemployment insurance benefits expire at the end of 2012, the economy will lose 400,000 jobs in 2013.

Bakery Workers say Hostess lies, CEO threatens closure

Faced with a threat by Hostess' CEO to close the bankrupt company and liquidate it, the Bakery Workers are denouncing his "lies" and hanging tough.

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Hostess tries to break strike by shutting 3 bakeries

Hostess Brands Inc., in an attempt to break a strike by its bakers, has announced what it calls the permanent closure of three of its bakeries.

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California warehouse workers announce second strike

Warehouse workers vowed to walk off the job this week if retaliation at a Walmart-contracted warehouse does not end.

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Union leaders map post-election plans

Fresh off of a consequential U.S. election, union leaders started planning future legislative priorities for the labor movement.

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Supermarket workers forced to strike

"We're not fighting for any extra - just to keep what we have."

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