October

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SEIU’S Henry: Half of jobs to be low-wage by 2020

"When the airport opened, they were all well-paying jobs; now they're all minimum wage, with no benefits and many are contracted out."

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Today in labor history: 40 hour week and minimum wage

October 24 marks events in two of the most significant struggles by workers in U.S. history: for shorter hours and better wages.

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Ratio of job seekers to job openings slips below 3-to-1

Even in the industries with the most favorable ratio of unemployed workers to job openings, there are still 30 percent more unemployed workers than job openings

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Labor expanding vehicle to open membership to everyone

The AFL-CIO and its Working America affiliate announced Oct. 23 that the affiliate will expand its operations to all 50 states within five years.

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The teacher gap: more students and fewer teachers

Over the last 5 years, government employment has dropped by 657,000 as a result of the Great Recession's effects. It's worth considering how much of that drop has hit public K-12 schools.

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International unions demand freedom for top Colombian labor

International union organizations are joining a drive to free top Colombian labor leader Huber Ballesteros "without delay."

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Higher state minimum wage campaign gains steam in Minnesota

The drive to enact a higher state minimum wage in Minnesota has gained steam.

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Report: 70 million born between 1980 and 2000 in big trouble

Millennials are facing double-digit unemployment rates, low wages, mounting college costs, and crippling student-loan debt.

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Letter carrier honored for heroism and humanity

"From the first day I put the uniform on, I knew it was the job I wanted to retire from."

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Ohio unionists want a march to protect Social Security

"Retirees are sick and tired of being scapegoats for these politicians in Washington. Social Security recipients and pensioners have already been hit hard."

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