Labor News

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Official February unemployment at 6.7 percent

U.S. Unemployment rose by 0.1 percent in February, to 6.7 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said. 

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Good Jobs First analysis: The corporate rich get richer

States and cities frequently shower firms with millions of dollars in tax breaks, all in the name of gaining - or keeping - jobs. The corporate rich get richer from it.

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OSHA goes after Ohio Bell for punishing injured workers

OSHA is really pissed off at Ohio Bell, especially when it disciplines workers for reporting on-the-job injuries that would be considered "little things."

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Biden blasts “right-to-work”

 Business and right wing backers of so-called "right to work" laws really want "the right for them to eliminate your right to have a say in your work."

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Housing is key to solving jobs crisis

Our country is plagued by a severe jobs crisis. The crisis is on-going and the longer it lasts, the larger the number of permanently unemployed.

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GE closing upstate NY plant, betraying workers, community

Despite 17 bargaining sessions over a 60-day period, GE  has decided to shutter its 75-year-old plant in Fort Edward, New York.

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On recession’s sixth anniversary, U.S. still down 8 million jobs

Six years after the onset of the Great Recession, the U.S. economy needs nearly 8 million jobs to return to pre-recession health.

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Labor and allies turn up heat on GOP over jobless benefits

Organized labor and its allies have turned to public pressure to push resurrection of the benefits through a hostile GOP majority in the U.S. House.

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Republicans leave unemployed #OutInTheCold

Heavy lobbying efforts were underway to extend unemployment insurance for the more than 1 million long-term jobless.

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Emergency action urged on unemployment benefits

Call Congress at 1-877-318-0483 with the message "extend unemployment insurance now."

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