Labor News

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The fight for $15: A new labor movement is born

Apr. 15 was more than the usual day of demonstrations. It was a turning point in the unity, politics, and organization of the movement to end inequality.

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Media fingerpointing occurs on the docks

Sometimes the conventional narrative the media tell about a news story feels so wrong I can't stand it.

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Buying elections, local style, in Chicago

The politicians "are marinated in money" says Steelworkers President Leo Gerard. 

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Unions and environmentalists descend on DC to oppose fast track

The TPP would give firms and investors "rights and privileges" that make it safer to take production overseas to low-wage, labor and human rights violators.

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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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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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Growers move to gut California’s farm labor law

Gerawan Farming, one of the country's largest growers, is challenging the law that makes farm workers' union rights enforceable. 

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Official jobless rate stays at 5.5 percent

The U.S. official unemployment rate stayed at 5.5 percent in March, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced.

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To raise wages in Panama, dockers join a U.S. union

In Panama they call longshore pay "hunger wages." Workers' families live below the government's own poverty line, and some families literally go hungry.

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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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