September

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Today in labor history: California landmark Paid Family Leave

On September 23, 2002, Democratic California Gov. Gray Davis signed legislation making the state the first to offer workers paid family leave.

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Connecticut takes on AT&T and ALEC

The Communications Workers of America Local 1298 went into full gear to mobilize opposition.

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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 to unite with allies for job safety

"The right to a safe job is a fundamental worker right. All workers should be able to go to work and return home safely at the end of the day."

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