Labor News

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Labor returns to its roots: Bringing immigrants out of the shadows

A "key piece of the raising wages agenda is a workable pathway to citizenship" for undocumented workers.

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A parable: Jim Matles and the GE pastry tray

A parable is  a story that has a double meaning. A good one captures the spirit of paradox in every moment yet does not stand still.

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Senate ‘vote-a-rama’ produces few wins for workers

And the wins workers got, on amendments denouncing USPS cuts and advocating paid family and medical leave, may only be symbolic.

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AFL-CIO, allies praise White House drive for paid family leave law

The AFL-CIO, women's rights groups, and their allies are praising a new campaign to push Congress to enact a paid family and medical leave law.

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Fight for 15 announces largest nationwide strike ever

"We need to fight for everyone, especially for those who feel that they can't fight by themselves."

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Massive outpouring expected Apr. 15 in the Fight for $15

Low wage workers throughout the county are gearing up for the April 15 national demonstration demanding a raise in the minimum wage.

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Today in labor history: César Chávez born in 1927

Chávez was also an early environmentalist, warning the public of the devastating effects of pesticides on both farmworkers and consumers.

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Danny Glover tells young unionists they are making history

"Each generation makes its own history... We need your voices here now more than ever."

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Today in women’s and labor history: Triangle sweatshop fire kills 146

A total of 146 workers - almost all of them immigrant women - were killed in a fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory.

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California teachers fight to save their union and the schools

Unionized California teachers are among the many categories of workers nationwide whose unions are under attack by anti-labor lawmakers.

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