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Fast food workers walk off the job in 190 cities

Fast food workers walked off the job from one end of the country to the other today, with police arresting hundreds of workers engaging in civil disobedience.

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Senate to OK McFerran to NLRB seat

The Senate planned to vote on Dec. 8 on President Obama's nomination of Lauren McFerran to a National Labor Relations Board seat.

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Jobless rate unchanged in Nov., businesses say they created 321K jobs

The number of unemployed actually rose by 115,000 in November, to 9.11 million, BLS said. But an equal number of workers found jobs, so the rate stayed unchanged.

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San Francisco supervisors pass first-ever Retail Workers Bill of Rights

The pioneering Retail Workers Bill of Rights will give an estimated 40,000 hourly workers greater stability in their schedules and hours.

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Walmart workers start to walk off job nationwide

"From Ferguson to Bentonville and across the country, black youth, Walmart workers, and allies are self-organizing to fight back."

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Ahead of Black Friday, Walmart workers brief Capitol Hill lawmakers

"With Walmart's low-wages and hectic schedules, too many Walmart workers are left on the edge of poverty."

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On-site report from LA Walmart sit-in

History was made on Thursday, Nov. 13, when Walmart workers took part in the first sit-ins in the store's history to demand $15 an hour and full-time work.

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Official October jobless rate drops 0.1 percent

The unemployment rate fell 0.1 percent in October, to 5.8 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said.

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Walmart workers react to New York Times expose on understaffing

In response to the New York Times story today, Walmart workers are again calling for full-time hours and better scheduling.

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“We are dying to get paid!”: R.I.P. workers’ dreams

Hundreds of workers and community members filled Los Angeles City Council Chambers on Oct. 29 and built a wage theft cemetery in front of City Hall.

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