Labor News

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Obama names emergency board in NJ Transit dispute

President Obama named the board, at the request of the unions representing the railroad's 4,000 workers, on July 16.

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Illinois, New Jersey high courts hit cuts of public workers pensions

The two cases show that unions can defend their pensions - pensions which often make up for artificially lowered pay.

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More than 400,000 New Jerseyans get a raise January 1

New Jersey is one of the 13 states that saw a bump in the minimum wage starting Jan. 1.The minimum wage became $8.25, up one dollar from $7.25.

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Today in labor history: Paterson silk strikers take to stage

Today in labor history, silk workers held a one-time performance of Paterson Strike Pageant at Madison Square Garden in 1913.

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Today in labor history: N.J. mill strikers urged to keep fighting

Striking silk mill workers in Paterson, New Jersey were increasingly at odds with police, who repeatedly crushed their efforts to hold rallies.

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Today in labor history: George Washington bridge opened

The George Washington Bridge, a suspension bridge spanning the Hudson River and connecting Manhattan in New York City to Fort Lee in N.J., was officially inaugurated.

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CWA: “We’ve had no choice but to fight”

Carolyn Wade didn't go looking for a fight, but she's in the middle of a big one: some call it a war on workers.