Labor News

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Report: Privatizing public service jobs a disaster

The workers are still part-timers, and their compensation is still far from the level that New Haven school custodians enjoyed before the privatization hit.

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Fast food workers striking all over the world

Today, fast food workers around the world are engaging in a one-day strike calling for higher wages and the right to form a union.

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Union leaders to lawmakers: pay freezes, furloughs hit federal workers’ morale

"Federal employees are a devoted and resilient bunch. They despise what politicians have done to them."

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Gov. Jerry Brown and the new, but weak, minimum wage law

Most Californians are well aware that the state minimum wage is going up to $10.00/hour. But when and how? 

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Workers Memorial Day to highlight jobs that kill

Eddie Mallon is 70 years old. As a Laborers Local 147 member in New York, he worked as a sandhog for 44 years. He doesn't now, because that job - eventually - will kill him.

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Okla. governor bars cities from setting minimum wage

Oklahoma Republican Gov. Mary Fallin has signed a bill prohibiting cities, counties, and their citizens the right to set a mandatory minimum wage.

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Nationwide, workers lead local movements to raise wages

Working families across the country have been leading movements to raise wages at the state and local level.

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Building trades unions: Remake the nation's infrastructure!

With GOP opposition keeping the federal government from moving on Obama-backed legislation that would create massive numbers of jobs, the unions, at their legislative conference mapped out specific proposals to get the job done.

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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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