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Wal-Mart warehouse workers file wage theft suit

A group of 18 warehouse workers here filed a lawsuit in federal court Nov. 18 against two staffing firms they say are not paying them for the hours they worked.

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Advocacy group warning seasonal workers: don't fall victim to wage theft

This holiday season, the National Consumers League is issuing a reminder to part-time and seasonal workers of their rights and protections under federal labor laws and warning them about the prevalence of abuses in the workplace.

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Eyewitness describes brutality in tobacco fields

"What we saw was never to be imagined: When the work day ends, farm workers - men, women, and children - returned to grim camps."

Thousands occupy Washington, demand "jobs now"

The August earthquake shook loose some stones on the Washington Monument, but 10,000 protesters demanding "Jobs NOW" shook the obelisk again on Oct. 15.

Immigrant and labor rights bills become law in California

Among bills signed by California Gov. Jerry Brown recently were a measure to let undocumented college students apply for publicly funded scholarships and another to strengthen labor protections for farm workers.

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U.S. Senate apologizes for Chinese Exclusion Act

It's been 129 years since the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 was passed, but the Oct. 6 Senate resolution apologizing for it was welcomed nonetheless.

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Documents show Boeing saw South Carolina as worst option for 787

Newly uncovered Boeing Co. documents show their  "Project Gemini" plan to punish workers in Washington state by establishing a second 787 line in South Carolina was their highest risk option for their new Dreamliner jet.

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President Obama: Unions key to economic recovery

The president of the United States, the nation's labor leaders and one of America's cultural icons teamed up here on Labor Day to boost the labor movement, which they said is crucial to any economic revovery.

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Unemployed no longer welcome to apply for jobs?

Big business has set up a new roadblock for the jobless:  employers only consider hiring those who are already working, reported the AFL-CIO. In other words, the unemployed need not apply.

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Ohio rallies for union rights, voter rights

Thousands rallied in Columbus and hundreds in Cleveland Saturday to support efforts to repeal laws suppressing trade union and voting rights enacted by the extremist Republican administration of Gov. John Kasich.

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