Labor News

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British MPs cry when they tour North Carolina tobacco farm

Two members of the British Parliament got a first hand look at the deplorable working conditions that thousands of tobacco workers in North Carolina endure.

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Unite Here: Organizing to change lives

Having organized over 10,000 new members in the past year, delegates enthusiastically agreed to organize at least 10,000 new members every year until their next convention in 2019.

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Changing the balance of power between Capital and Labor

The private appropriation of socially produced wealth is capitalism's central mechanism.

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Victory for hospital workers: $15 for 15

"This is an important victory. Johns Hopkins Hospital sets the standard for healthcare in our city and that standard has just been raised."

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Union activist sees new unity, new day for labor movement

My members, along with hundreds of labor, community, faith and student allies, have arrived to show support to fast food workers organizing for $15-an hour and a union.

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Bricklayers join BlueGreen Alliance

The Bricklayers became the latest union to join the BlueGreen Alliance, a coalition of 16 unions and environmental groups working together.

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UFCW on a roll in southern California

Unionists ratified a new contract with the area's big food chains, and Local 770 passed the 100-store organizing mark at CVS, adding 2,000 members.

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Sweetheart deal with Staples results in postal cuts in San Francisco

"This is a plan to close Post Offices and outsource postal work. A sign on the door that says 'We're closed, go to Staples.' It couldn't get much more obvious.

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St. Louis workers rally to support fired Jimmy John's employee

Rasheen Aldridge, an organizer with Show Me $15, has been fired because of his role as a protest organizer.

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Walmart moms challenge Walmart chairman

Opening a new front in their long campaign to improve Walmart, the "Walmart moms," members of OURWalmart, are taking on the company's chairman.

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