Labor News

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SEIU’S Henry: Half of jobs to be low-wage by 2020

"When the airport opened, they were all well-paying jobs; now they're all minimum wage, with no benefits and many are contracted out."

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Ratio of job seekers to job openings slips below 3-to-1

Even in the industries with the most favorable ratio of unemployed workers to job openings, there are still 30 percent more unemployed workers than job openings

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The teacher gap: more students and fewer teachers

Over the last 5 years, government employment has dropped by 657,000 as a result of the Great Recession's effects. It's worth considering how much of that drop has hit public K-12 schools.

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Higher state minimum wage campaign gains steam in Minnesota

The drive to enact a higher state minimum wage in Minnesota has gained steam.

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Report: 70 million born between 1980 and 2000 in big trouble

Millennials are facing double-digit unemployment rates, low wages, mounting college costs, and crippling student-loan debt.

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The time is now for the rights of immigrants and all workers

The time for government action is now. In the days and weeks to come, labor and immigrant rights organizations will hold more dramatic actions.

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Groups launch new initiative for women’s equality

Women's organizations, activists, and lawmakers launched a women's economic intiative that includes not just reproductive rights but pay equity, good jobs, and economic justice.

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Sub-minimum wage Internet employer loses round one in federal court

Some Internet companies misclassify their workers as "independent contractors," thereby paying them far less than the federal minimum wage.

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AFL-CIO to unite with allies for job safety

"The right to a safe job is a fundamental worker right. All workers should be able to go to work and return home safely at the end of the day."

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AFL-CIO demands end to anti-gay job discrimination

LOS ANGELES - At its 2013 convention here Sept. 11 the AFL-CIO passed a strongly worded resolution calling for an end to on-the-job discrimination against gay people.

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