Labor News

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Low wage workers rally at Connecticut state capitol

The beautiful, sunny day put an extra spring in the steps of the protesters who chanted, "What do we want? -  15!, When do we want it - Now!"

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Miners and farmers challenge Mexico’s copper giant

"The government and Grupo Mexico are making history but backwards, taking away the right to strike and the right to industrial safety."

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Housekeepers on strike at Chicago’s Monaco Hotel

"I love my job, but it has been very difficult. I clean sixteen rooms every day. When I get home from work I feel pain all over my body."

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AFL-CIO launches six-figure ad campaign to stop Fast Track

As soon as Congress introduces Trade Promotion Authority, the AFL-CIO will launch a massive six figure advertising campaign.

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Today in labor history: The 1968 Memphis sanitation strike ends

On this date in 1968, the Memphis Sanitation Strike came to an end.

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Unions make LA ground zero for raise the wage movement

Californians, from Berkeley to San Diego, were out in force in yesterday's Global Day of Action to raise the wage.

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Strapped single mom gets a lift from LA union members

"We were all proud to help her; We know that this young woman is one of thousands who are exploited by corporations that put profits before people."

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On Equal Pay Day women call for a level playing field

For women, today is a sobering reminder that not nearly enough has been done to address unfair wages in this country.

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Major union, non-union workers unite in build-up for April 15

"We are not going to stop the fight until we tear down the barriers that keep workplace and racial injustices in place."

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Labor Dept., unions go to bat in court for same-sex couples

All married couples, whether opposite-sex or same-sex, should have federal family leave rights regardless of where they live.

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