Labor News

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It’s official! LA City Council votes hike in minimum wage to $15

On July 1, 2016, the minimum wage will go up to $10.50, and continue to increase gradually until 2020, when it hits $15 an hour.

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Los Angeles raising minimum wage to $15 by 2020

"Our city has taken a much-needed, significant step toward lifting hundreds of thousands of people out of poverty."

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In terms of minimum wage, California city races to the top

Emeryville, Calif. is putting its minimum wage on track to become the highest in the nation.

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Today in history: Dolores Huerta is born in 1930

In 1962, Dolores Huerta and César Chávez launched the National Farm Workers Association; Huerta's organizing skills were essential to its growth.

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Growers move to gut California’s farm labor law

Gerawan Farming, one of the country's largest growers, is challenging the law that makes farm workers' union rights enforceable. 

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28 arrested so far in sit-down strikes at California Walmarts

The group was joined by hundreds of Californians who rallied outside the store in Pico Rivera, the site of the first Walmart strikes in 2012.

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Trumka backs measure to limit crimes classified as felonies

He stressed that mass incarceration of people of color is not a result of a higher crime rate, but of laws that criminalize a whole class of people.

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Today in labor history: Steinbeck wins Pulitzer for "The Grapes of Wrath"

The book combines simple, plainspoken language and compelling plot with rich description, one of Steinbeck's most effective works of social commentary.

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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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Calif. unions target Republicans on immigration reform

Thousands rallied outside the office of Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., in support of a comprehensive immigration policy.

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