August

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Fast food workers' strike is "March on Corporate America"

At yesterday's fast food workers strike, Rep. Barbara Lee told workers, " There's no way workers should have to work for minimum wage and still have to rely on food stamps, Section 8 and Medicaid."

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Fast food and retail workers to walk out nationwide Aug. 29

If you go to your local fast food joint, you may find something unusual: A picket line. If you want to show support, don't cross it.

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In "right-to-work" state, T-Mobile workers struggle for right to work

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Employees at a T-Mobile call center here say they endure a constant battle against the stress that comes from unrealistic performance standards, job insecurity and humiliation.

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NLRB judge: Firm’s ‘arbitration agreement’ with workers can’t ban appeals to board

The ban violates the worker's labor law rights, ALJ Melissa Olivero ruled on August 14 in a case involving Fort Lauderdale-based Everglades University.

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Santa Clara council backs Hyatt workers

Dozens of Hyatt workers and community supporters packed the City Council chambers on Monday to speak in favor of a resolution.

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Rural letter carriers union protests proposed cutbacks

"The Postal Service has upheld a personal and professional standard of service, delivering to every household nationwide six days a week."

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Pro-union panelists call for labor outreach to blacks and youth

"Our issues can be overcome.  Diversity is a great strength."

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Today in labor history: Seattle Post-Intelligencer strike takes place

The Post-Intelligencer is owned by the Hearst Corporation, which, at the time, was notorious for anti-unionism and anti-communism.

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Walmart workers group happy about deal imposed on retail giant

"This settlement will help keep thousands of exposed Walmart workers safe and healthy on the job."

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United Mine Workers of America reaches settlement with Patriot Coal

"After several weeks of nearly around-the-clock negotiations, I believe we have reached something that can be taken to the membership for ratification."

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