Labor News

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The nation rallies today for $15 and a union!

Strikes, marches, and rallies are happening coast to coast today in hundreds of towns and cities.

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Steelworkers' Gerard rules out GOP presidential hopefuls

Steelworkers are known for their political savvy and impressive organizing around political and economic issues.

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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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McDonald’s wage announcement draws the ire of low-wage workers

"Millions of families working for poverty wages will continue to struggle until McDonald's pays a living wage."

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Fight for 15 announces largest nationwide strike ever

"We need to fight for everyone, especially for those who feel that they can't fight by themselves."

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Massive outpouring expected Apr. 15 in the Fight for $15

Low wage workers throughout the county are gearing up for the April 15 national demonstration demanding a raise in the minimum wage.

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Jim Hightower opens new front in fight to save postal service

"The Postal Service takes in $68 billion a year in revenue and Wall Street wants it."

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The GOP wants pay cuts for hard workers

Gov. Scott Walker signed legislation last week to lower the wages of Wisconsin's middle class workers.

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Oakland workers celebrate new minimum wage

On Mar. 2, tens of thousands of Oakland workers will get a pay raise, and thousands more will have paid sick days for the first time.

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Safety tops strike demands for oil workers at BP refinery

The workers' demands center on health and safety issues, contracting jobs out to non-union workers and health care.

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