Labor News

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Lack of OSHA inspectors, plus corporate greed: a recipe for worker abuse

This week a new report from Oxfam showed the ugliness of corporate greed in America's food processing plants. 

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Uber would owe drivers $730 million if considered employees

Lawsuits filed by Uber drivers in California and Massachusetts expose the old ugly truth about profiteering in the new "gig" or "sharing" economy.

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Verizon worker explains why she strikes in open letter to CEO

A rank-and-file Verizon worker penned an open letter to the company's CEO, telling him why he forced her to walk the picket line.

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TPP, presidential politics the talk at Steelworkers legislative conference

Lobbying against the looming Trans-Pacific Partnership "free trade pact" was a hot topic there.

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West Virginia to test Democratic Party support among workers

If the turnout is good, it will indicate that workers will stick with the Democrats in the general election, and if not, it could mean that those West Virginians will support Trump.

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High court upholds Seattle’s $15 minimum wage ordinance

The U.S. Supreme Court has handed a judicial win - even if only in one big city - to the "Fight for 15 and a union" movement.

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Striking Verizon workers introduce virtual picket line

The 39,000 striking Verizon workers are introducing a new facet to the worker-boss struggle.

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Faculty union at Univ. of Illinois ends strike; contract vote May 5

For many of the non-tenured faculty, the long fought battle has finally proven to be victorious.

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AFL-CIO: Workplace deaths, injuries on the rise

"Too many workers remain at serious risk of injury, illness or death. There is much more work to be done."

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Railroad whistleblowers face retaliation, urge OSHA prosecutions, heftier fines

OSHA's role needs strengthening, because "even as a union officer, I'm not that well-protected," said one worker.

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