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Walmart warehouse workers strike for workplace safety

Workers employed by a southern California Walmart subcontractor are the latest to launch a protest for their rights.


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.

Text of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka's speech to the DNC

Besides Trumka, Auto Workers President Bob King and Service Employees President Mary Kay Henry also addressed the convention.


Obama praised for creating 4.5 million jobs

"For almost 20 years I have been a proud member of UAW Local 1112; thanks to President Obama, I still am."


Paterson protestors fight the problem of poverty

On Sept. 2, the 21st annual Labor Day Parade took place in Paterson, New Jersey, a former factory town that has been, for decades, plagued with crime, poverty, and substance abuse.


AFL-CIO President Trumka to speak at Dem convention

Trumka "will stress the importance of electing leaders like President Barack Obama who will stand with working people in creating an economy that works for all."


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.


Democratic Party platform backs workers' rights

The platform, up for adoption at the party's convention in Charlotte, N.C., so strongly backs workers' rights that it virtually endorses the Employee Free Choice Act,.


Disney, big biz, fight Florida sick-time measure

Progressive forces here have put a ballot initiative mandating paid sick time onto the Nov. 6 ballot. Disney World and other interests are going all-out to block it.


Mill owner cheats on jobs, wages in biomass project

Building trades workers were hoping for desperately needed union-wage jobs when Nippon Corporation announced plans to build a $71 million biomass cogeneration plant.

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