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Nurses strike, again, for patient safety and nursing standards

One-day strikes affected seven Summit hospitals in the San Francisco Bay Area, involving up to 3,200 nurses and several hundred medical technicians.

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Koch Brothers try to kill California unions

Prop 32 would ban both unions and corporations from using payroll-deducted funds for political purposes in California.

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Biggest public worker union elects new president

"You provide the safe neighborhoods, you provide the good schools, you provide the hospitals. We owe you!" Biden declared.

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California hotel ordered to shell out $36,000 in back pay

An Embassy Suites hotel was found guilty of denying required paid rest breaks to seven of its workers, and has been ordered to pay each of them about $5,000.

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Workers demonstrate to save the U.S. mail

Postal workers and their supporters here were among many thousands throughout the country who demonstrated to save the U.S. Postal Service from austerity measures

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Thousands of California nurses strike to fight takeaways

The nurses were among 23,000 of their co-workers holding a one-day strike at three-dozen Sutter Health and Kaiser Permanente facilities in northern and central California, as well as Oakland Children's Hospital.

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Farmworker rights bill awaits Calif. gov’s signature

Now awaiting California Gov. Jerry Brown's signature is a bill to greatly strengthen the rights of the state's 400,000 farmworkers.

West coast grocery talks down to the wire

Bargaining went down to the wire, with the latest session scheduled for today between the United Food and Commercial Workers locals that represent 62,000 Southern California grocery workers and their three grocery chain employers: Ralph's, Albertson's and Vons.

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Farm workers march for justice

On Tuesday, farm workers launched a 13-day, 200-mile march, through California's rich agricultural Central Valley to the State Capitol in Sacramento.

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Unsung hero of farmworker movement Richard Chavez dies

The civil rights, labor and farm worker community is mourning the loss of Richard E. Chavez, long-time farm worker and civil rights advocate.

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