August

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Oklahoma honors labor culture

Last week's Laborfest was a first effort dedicated "to showing Oklahomans the rich history and future of the labor movement in our state," and indeed, Oklahomans have bragging rights.

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Disabled workers suffer more, Labor Department says

Workers with disabilities face higher unemployment, earn less income, and are more likely to be forced to work part-time, says the first-ever report on the subject by the U.S. government.

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Retirement home residents rally for workers

Their hair is gray, some use walkers or canes, but that didn't stop them from rallying to support 38 workers "replaced" during a contract dispute.

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Muslim worker asks federal probe of Disney discrimination

The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has been asked to probe Disney's discrimination against a Muslim woman worker.

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Palin is new Joe McCarthy, says AFL-CIO Trumka

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said Sarah Palin's radical right rhetoric is "poisonous, dangerous and strikes of McCarthyism."

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Disney worker rejects employer’s substitute hijab

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Is Disney policy part of the Islamophobia being trumpeted by the ultra-right?

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Union delegates resolve to build record voter turnout

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Union activists pledge to knock on 36,000 doors before Election Day in this battleground state.

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Justice served to restaurant workers

The Restaurant Opportunities Center of Michigan (ROC-MI) won a major victory when the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued an order that Dearborn's Andiamo Restaurant acted  illegally.

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Disneyland worker sent home for hijab

A Muslim employee in Disneyland's Grand Californian Hotel has been sent home from work with no pay for refusing to take off her hijab while working as a hostess in a hotel restaurant.

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The rich are dying to avoid paying taxes

I recently read with dismay a Wall Street Journal article about the return of the estate tax.

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