Labor News

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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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Striking federal contract workers demand "$15 and a union"

All are employed by huge corporations that have been awarded contracts by the federal government, and all earn poverty wages.

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Today in labor history: Brewery workers unite!

On this date in 1886, brewery workers in San Francisco declared a historic victory against the brewery owners.

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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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GOP funding bill would force the NLRB to lay off one-third of its staff

The Obama administration is blasting a GOP-authored money bill that would underfund the Labor, Education, and Health and Human Services Depts.

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