Labor News

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Beyoncé sweatshop controversy shines spotlight on harsh conditions of working women

UK-based press reports that Sri Lankan workers who make Beyoncé's new clothing line are being exploited. Now what?

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Easter Rising 1916: Labor and the Irish independence struggle

An unexpected commotion disrupted routine in a busy city center on an April morning one hundred years ago. 

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UAW Prez: Yet another reason to reject the TPP

"Why can't the United States government guarantee the same thing - labor rights - that we have in Canada?"

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African union leader sees similarities with U.S. South

"We have to join together to fight this capitalist scourge; people are living as slaves and children are being used as laborers."

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Today in labor history: First recorded strike in Egypt, maybe ever

On this day in the year 1170 BCE, the first recorded strike took place against the building of pyramids.

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Experts: “New” economy is just another way to suppress workers’ rights

"New" economy workers can only be protected by policies that protect all workers, like ones that define the difference between an employee and an independent contractor.

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AFL-CIO asks Angela Merkel to end T-Mobile gag order

"U.S. workers have a basic right to speak out and challenge sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace."

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Trumka on opposing Pacific Trade Pact: “It’s not just us"

Trumka says a wide-ranging coalition has already formed and is growing, to stop the scheme.

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Steelworkers become first union to back Iran nuclear curbs deal

"The USW supports the Iran deal because it would enhance national and global security as well as benefit the U.S. economy."

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Canada's prime minister jams anti-union law through Parliament

"Unions are far more democratic, transparent, and accountable to their members than this prime minister and his government are to taxpayers."

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