Labor News

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Martin Luther King Jr. and the attack on public workers

As we celebrate the life and historic contributions of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., public workers are under fierce attack across the country.

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Minneapolis resumes march towards paid sick leave law, as Vermont enacts one

After a pause for a city-mandated study, Minneapolis has resumed its march towards enacting a paid sick and family leave law.

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Teachers lead wave of strikes and job actions in Chicago

April 1 is likely to go down in history as unions and community organizations representing people from all walks of life stage strikes and actions from one end of the city to the other.

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California poised to have highest state minimum wage

California's $10/hour minimum - already the highest of any state - would rise gradually to $15 in 2022 for businesses with 26 or more workers.

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Unions spared, for now, in split Supreme Court Friedrichs ruling

Today, the Supreme Court, by way of an equally divided ruling, ended the fiercest legal attack on the labor movement in decades.

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Chicago teachers plan April 1 strike for public education

Hoping to send a message to the Board of Education, Mayor Emanuel, and Illinois Gov. Rauner, Chicago teachers are set to walk off the job in a one-day strike this Friday.

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OSHA issues rule to curb silica dust exposure

The Obama administration today issued a final rule that it says would cut workers' exposure to harmful silica dust in half.

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Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire: Hundreds gather in solidarity with workers

New Yorkers have long assembled to commemorate the anniversary of one of the greatest travesties in United States labor history.

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New Labor Department rule to expose union busting industry

 "Using union-busting law firms to intimidate workers is one more tool in the toolbox of the global elite."

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Wash. mill town workers march for Bernie

"It's time to win Washington State and the rest of the West for Bernie Sanders!'

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