September

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Governor and EM should hear stories of hardship, says Detroit judge

Gov. Snyder and Kevyn Orr should listen to the audio, said Detroit bankruptcy judge Steven Rhodes, in hearing objections to the city's Chapter 9 bankruptcy application.

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Irish unions battle minimum wage cuts

Can you imagine battling the Great Recession by cutting the minimum wage?

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More AFL-CIO Convention coverage here than anywhere else

Many of our hardest working union sisters and brothers just completed the most important AFL-CIO convention in history.

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Sub-minimum wage Internet employer loses round one in federal court

Some Internet companies misclassify their workers as "independent contractors," thereby paying them far less than the federal minimum wage.

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Labor to “play heavily” in state elections next year

Organized labor, with its community allies, will "play heavily" in state gubernatorial and legislative races next year, its top two political operatives say.

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People’s World editor elected VP of labor journalist group

"Wojcik brings to the board years of dedication and experience as a labor journalist committed to the goals of our organization."

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"Mr. Clean" gives guest workers a dirty deal

America's unions are going to bat for foreign workers who toil in America, in conditions that approximate slavery. And Dwight Allen, a 41-year-old "guest worker" laboring in Florida apartment buildings says he is sure glad they have.

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AFL-CIO crafts compromise to prevent dumping of health care law

AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka said that labor's attempt to reach out to every worker in the country was going to require effort on the part of unions.

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Indiana court tosses state’s right-to-work law

An Indiana circuit court judge has tossed out the state's "right to work" law, agreeing with the Operating Engineers that it violates the state's constitution.

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Salt of the Earth Labor College celebrates 20th anniversary

TUCSON, Ariz. - When activists here launched Salt of the Earth Labor College in 1993 they didn't know exactly what to expect.

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