Labor News

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The Congressional Budget Office minimum wage controversy

"Every time momentum builds for lifting wages, conservative ideologues say it will cost jobs. Every time they've been dead wrong."

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Tennessee paper pushes Koch-connected anti-union message ahead of UAW vote

A misleading op-ed co-written by a Koch and ALEC ally, falsely claimed creating a union in a local Volkswagen plant would negatively impact the state economy and plant relations.

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Unions: Senate postal overhaul would axe 100,000 workers

The latest Postal Service overhaul bill, which stalled after the relevant Senate committee started work on it on Jan. 29, would axe 100,000 jobs.

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Today in labor history: 13th Amendment abolishes slavery

The amendment said, "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude ... shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction."

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Low wage workers at Pentagon walk out

 Low-wage workers at the focus of the nation's defense machine, the Pentagon, joined the lengthening list of fed-up workers who have walked off their jobs.

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Many hoping for pro-worker State of the Union

President Obama is expected to call for an increase in the minimum wage to $10.00 an hour during next Tuesday's State of the Union address.

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Harkin predicts Senate vote on minimum wage hike after recess

The Senate will vote on raising the minimum wage, in three steps of 95 cents each to $10.10 hourly in 2016.

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St. Louis unions giving to charities big time

When Americans think of labor unions, they think of union members campaigning for causes. But unions are a lot more, and their charity efforts in the St. Louis area show it.

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Today in labor history: Petition sent to Congress to end Fugitive Slave Act

On January 2, 1800 the Philadelphia black community petitioned Congress to rescind the Fugitive Slave Act of 1793.

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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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