Labor News

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Obama announces new overtime pay rule

Overturning a cutback the GOP Bush Administration instituted a decade ago, Obama announced a new overtime pay rule on June 30.

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Union leaders hail high court’s marriage equality ruling

Union leaders hailed the Supreme Court's decision legalizing gay marriage, but added there is still opposition to equal rights for gay people.

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Today in history: first U.S. postage stamps issued, and what that means

On this date in 1847, the Post Office Department (now called the U.S. Postal Service), issued its first two postage stamps.

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Nurses: court decision is a threat to public health and safety, workers' rights

The case, Friedrichs v. CTA (California Teachers Association), involves a challenge supported by far right anti-union groups.

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Union leaders applaud Supreme Court health care law ruling

By and large, leaders applauded the ruling keeping the ACA's federal individual payments for health care insurance subsidies for users of health care exchanges, state or federal.

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AFL-CIO, ally protest deep cuts in House Labor-HHS money bill

The legislation cuts employment and training funds, job services, job safety and health funding, kills health care quality evaluation and ACA funding of prevention programs.

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Right-wing GOP Illinois Gov. Rauner plans to force state workers to strike

Rauner's tactic is the latest in a nationwide campaign by the right, its business backers and its political puppets to trash workers, cut wages, destroy pensions and kill unions.

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Unions and allies get support for gas tax hike for highway-mass transit funding

The legislation is important both for jobs creation and to repair and replace the nation's crumbling infrastructure and to repair, replace and upgrade bus and subway systems.

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Teachers’ unions begin presidential endorsement process

The meetings are important because the teachers unions are known for their members' political activism, intelligence, credibility, and reach.

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Catholic Church and labor leaders vow joint push for social justice

The Roman Catholic Church and the U.S. labor movement are working more closely together than ever.

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