Labor News

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Report: Unemployment insurance fails workers with volatile schedules

In many service sector jobs, including food service and retail, workers often experience volatile schedules that wildly fluctuate from week-to-week and wreak havoc on their lives.

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Illinois GOP governor solicits retirees as strikebreakers

Rauner also failed to deny reports that he is considering calling on the Illinois National Guard to replace state workers in the event of a lockout or strike.

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Court orders El Super to reinstate Fermin Rodriquez, fired organizer

"I am incredibly excited to be returning to my job where I can continue to fight for dignity and respect for all El Super workers."

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Hillary Clinton pledges to push Employee Free Choice

Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton supports comprehensive labor law reform, and she says she really means it.

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AFL-CIO to hold regular talks on racism beginning in September

"Since the death of Trayvon Martin, the AFL-CIO has worked to open a constructive dialogue around the role of race."

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AFL-CIO leaders push presidential candidates on labor’s Raising Wages Agenda

"It's a sign of the times and how important the fight is that five major presidential candidates would come here in a 24-hour period."

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AFL-CIO adds single-payer insurance to its Raising Wages campaign

 Union leaders passed a resolution that calls upon the AFL-CIO to add a demand for single-payer heath insurance to the federation's Raising Wages campaign.

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Top union leader describes GOP presidential hopefuls as money-grubbing

"Americans deserve better than mean-spirited, self-serving politicians."

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Presidential candidates knocking at labor’s door this week

The AFL-CIO hopes to lay out a strategy to unite workers across the country behind its Raising Wages Agenda and behind a broad program of progressive action.

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Minnesota, workers want AT&T to comply with state paid leave law

Corporate defiance by AT&T led members of CWA and their families to rally outside the U.S. Courthouse in Minneapolis on July 17.

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