Labor News

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Unions and allies get support for gas tax hike for highway-mass transit funding

The legislation is important both for jobs creation and to repair and replace the nation's crumbling infrastructure and to repair, replace and upgrade bus and subway systems.

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LA supporters take to the streets to back fired El Super worker

On a hot summer day in LA, Fermin Rodriquez, a fired El Super market worker, marched alongside community, labor and religious leaders.

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New Haven march calls for hiring to end jobs crisis

Every neighborhood and many unions rallied together behind the banner of New Haven Rising for good jobs for city residents. 

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Missouri workers win with wage bill and right-to-work veto

"Since 1978 Missouri has said no to right-to-work and in just a minute I will sign that veto and make sure the voices of Missouri's working people are heard."

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Activists demand re-hiring at Walmart

On June 2 in Dallas, nationwide rallies demanded re-hiring of laid-off Walmart workers.

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New NEA president Eskelsen Garcia brings verve, edge to union

Teacher Lily Eskelsen Garcia has seen poverty's impact on her students, so for her, the issue is personal.

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Head of L.A. Federation of Labor thrilled with $15 wage victory

It's a great day for working Angelenos, as the LA city countil has voted to raise the minimum wage, in steps, to $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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Union leaders, lawmakers, mayors unveil Progressive Agenda

Saying "we need to reward work, not wealth," the group unveiled a massive grassroots campaign for "A Progressive Agenda."

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Postal Workers, customers to hold nationwide protests May 14

APWU members will rally in over 85 cities for improved postal services and to protect good, living-wage jobs.

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