Labor News

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Labor and allies discuss launching a “Take Down Wall Street” campaign

A giant coalition of unions, progressive groups and grass-roots organizations have been hashing out the mechanics of the drive and its platform.

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Staff of British left-wing Morning Star strike over Tory union restrictions

Journalists at the socialist daily, Britain's counterpart to People's World, staged a one-day political strike.

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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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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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Global labor organizations strategize to counter right wing populism

We must include workers in decision-making; thoughtful conversations with trusted messengers can move voters away from right wing populism.

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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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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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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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Temp workers increasingly at risk of dying on the job

"Contract workers are most frequently assigned to the most hazardous jobs, and employers are not meeting their legal obligations to provide safe working conditions."

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Indiana Carrier plant workers take their case directly to UTC shareholders

Members of USW Local 1999 will take the fight to save their jobs to the streets with a march and rally at the Indiana State Capitol. 

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