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Hyatt workers win big concessions, global boycott to end

Unite Here, representing hospitality workers, has reached a deal with Hyatt Hotels, ending a four-year bitter battle involving protests, strikes, civil disobedience and a global boycott against the chain.

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Food stamps on the chopping block

On Monday evening, the Senate voted to cut roughly $4 billion from SNAP, more commonly known by its former name, food stamps.

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Texas clergy and students back Walmart strikers

We protested low wages, unattainable benefits, and murderous uncertain working hours.

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Government urged to curb wage theft

Wage theft comes through arbitrary employer rulings that workers are "independent contractors." That's a form of fraud that hurts workers, honest employers and governments, too,

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Consumers league: Plight of restaurant workers makes dining out unappetizing

Restaurant servers don't receive the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour - they get only $2.13, the federal "tipped minimum wage." That wage has been the same for 21 years.

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Vote in solidarity with Congress Hotel strikers

While watching Romney's speech at the RNC, I couldn't help but think of the courageous members of UNITE HERE Local 1. For nine years they have been on the longest hotel strike in U.S. history.

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Labor against extending tax cuts for top earners

The AFL-CIO is "strongly against" extending the Bush tax cuts for the top 2 percent of the nation's earners, but fears congressional Democrats may blink on the issue, Legislative Director Bill Samuel says.

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City Council OKs community benefits for Oakland Army Base project

A new chapter opened in the long saga of efforts to redevelop the former Oakland Army Base, as the City Council approved guiding principles.

GOP caves, Congress passes jobless benefits extension

Congress finally passed a two-month extension of long-term unemployment benefits and a Social Security payroll tax cut for workers.

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Jobless cry: "Save our holiday, extend UI benefits!"

Angry but undaunted, the labor movement called for  the “lame duck” Conngress to approve an extension of unemployment benefits before they adjourn for the holidays in December.

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