Labor News

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Fighting for fast food workers in Silicon Valley

Around 50 representatives of labor and community groups rallied Dec. 5 in support of workers at a McDonald's here as part of the national day of action for fast food workers.

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Union-made in America holiday gift guide

Searching for that perfect holiday gift? Check out this Made in America, union-made gift guide.

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San Francisco labor celebrates two heroic women workers

The public is invited to join the San Francisco Labor Council in celebrating two outstanding workers and mothers, Teresa Mina and Lupe Chavez, who have fought for their families and all immigrants, amazing true life stories that appears in a new book by David Bacon, "The Right to Stay Home."

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Today in labor history: Worst-ever U.S. mine disaster occurs

1907 was a particularly troubling year in West Virginia, during which a total of 3,242 people were killed in mining accidents.

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McDonald’s workers fed up with what company dishes out

The movement to raise the minimum wage for fast food workers got a boost here Thursday.

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Teachers’ leader: ALEC kills rights for corporate power

ALEC  "strips away rights" of workers and voters "in the interests of the power they represent," AFT president Randi Weingarten says. 

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Today in labor history: Germans ponder "All Quiet on the Western Front"

On December 5, 2010, hundreds left a movie theater in Berlin, mostly silent and deeply moved, though the film they had seen was first released in 1930. 

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Lawrence & Memorial hospital nurses locked out

Locked out nurses and tech workers at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital have put their jobs on the line to protect quality patient care and stop privatization and union busting.

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Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus!

Most folks call him Jim, but I like to call him Santa Wobbly. Give me a little of your time and I will explain.

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Protesting poverty wages lands them in jail

At the intersection of Snelling and University Avenues in St. Paul, Minnesota, 26 were arrested on Black Friday afternoon, Nov. 29, for protesting poverty wages.

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