Labor News

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May Day 2015: an international affair

On May 1, 2015 in Chicago, the community gathered around the memorial for the Haymarket Martyrs.

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Media fingerpointing occurs on the docks

Sometimes the conventional narrative the media tell about a news story feels so wrong I can't stand it.

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AFL-CIO launches six-figure ad campaign to stop Fast Track

As soon as Congress introduces Trade Promotion Authority, the AFL-CIO will launch a massive six figure advertising campaign.

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Official jobless rate stays at 5.5 percent

The U.S. official unemployment rate stayed at 5.5 percent in March, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced.

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Berger-Marks report guides working women toward greater influence in unions

A new report from the Berger-Marks Foundation gives working women a "how-to" guide to establish women's committees within unions.

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Wisconsin workers barred from right-to-work-for-less signing ceremony

The national decline in union membership and soaring wage inequity are inescapable twin realities that make absurd the blaming of unions for fiscal problems.

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Today in women’s and labor history: Teachers unite in NYC

The United Federation of Teachers was formed to represent New York City public school teachers on March 16, 1960.

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Roadblocks to organizing in a revived economy

With wages flatlining and the middle class shrinking, why is union membership in decline?

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Wisconsin rising against right to work for less

Walker's deception confronts overwhelming evidence that RTW will further hurt a low-wage state that needs more buying power.

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Today in African American history: Birthday of writer Alice Walker

The writer and activist Alice Walker was born on this day in 1944 in Putnam County, Georgia. 

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