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Legal experts: TPP’s secret ISDS trade court overrides labor law

A secret court included in the TPP, the Investor-State Dispute System, would have the power to throw out labor regulations.

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Survey: 36 percent of U.S. “financially desperate” or barely getting by

The study by the world's top global union federation, adds that the proportion is higher among women, people aged 16-24 and those with less education. 

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U.S. economic system traps unions in the green vs. blue conflict

The latest green vs. blue conundrum has taken the form of a dispute between labor leaders, and controversy has kicked in.

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Calif. lawmaker introduces bill to let “Gig Economy” workers organize

Uber and Lyft undercut taxis while underpaying drivers and refusing to pick up workplace expenses.

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Suffering the insufferable because of economic insecurity: Women in the economy

A large number of presenters addressed several aspects of the crisis of women's work today.

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The case against Uber

Many people are beginning to question, and think twice, about safety concerns with Uber.

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Union workers for…Trump?

Have Donald Trump's promises played like the sound of music to the ears of American workers?

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Experts: “New” economy is just another way to suppress workers’ rights

"New" economy workers can only be protected by policies that protect all workers, like ones that define the difference between an employee and an independent contractor.

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Trumka: Pope should tell Congress to support economic justice

"As Pope Francis says, the rules were made by people and can be changed by people to be more fair to people."

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"La Bestia" victims call for immigration reform

Hernández lost his left leg and arm and part of his right hand when he fell from the top of a moving freight train while trying to reach the U.S.  - he was desperate.

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