Labor News

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Three unions call for Obamacare redo

WASHINGTON - The presidents of the Teamsters, the United Food and Commercial Workers and Unite Here have asked congressional Democratic leaders to redo the 2010 health insurance law to prevent firms from converting workers from full-time to part-time jobs, and then dumping the workers from health insurance.

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Houston incomes lag (audio)

Job creation doesn't mean the end of hard times for many Houston area families.

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McDonald’s to workers: Get a second job and go without heat

McDonald's aims to "help" its workers who make, on average, $8.25 per hour - not by raising their salaries, but by telling them how to budget their income.

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Today in labor history: New York’s Triborough Bridge opens

On July 11, 1936, one of the great construction jobs in U.S. history was completed. It was opening day in New York City of the Triborough Bridge.

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Davis-Bacon foes try new ploy: Change wage base

Workers' foes are trying a new tack: Change the wage base, to make the wages as low as possible.

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Long Beach caregivers strike for safer working conditions

Mental health caregivers at La Casa Mental Health Rehabilitation Center in Long Beach, California went on five-day strike last week to protest unfair labor practices.

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Today in labor history: Jobs slashed throughout U.S.

The job losses occurred in nearly every sector of the economy, but manufacturing and construction businesses were hit particularly hard.

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Victory for workers at Baltimore Sheraton

The labor movement and its allies are celebrating the restoration of union bargaining rights for hundreds of Sheraton employees.

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Today in labor history: Eugene Debs initiates boycott against Pullman railroad

The American Railway Union, led by Eugene Debs, initiated a boycott against the Pullman Palace Car Company.

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Netroots grassroots: Progressive Caucus launches “Raise Up America” drive

"We stand in Congress on the side of the 99 percent against the one percent. So we need this campaign, we need to raise the minimum wage."

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