Labor News

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U.S. diplomats not pushing Colombia on workers’ rights

Overburdened U.S. diplomats are not pushing the Colombian government to live up to its written commitments on workers' rights and other rights that Colombia agreed to fulfill.

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Unionized carwash workers in New York win first contracts

The three-year pacts cover workers at the Webster Car Wash and WCA/Rico Pobre Car Wash in the Bronx and the Jomar Car Wash and Sutphin Car Wash in Queens.

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Teamsters score big organizing gains, go “kosher” too!

A string of recent Teamsters organizing victories has added almost 800 new members in seven locations in the last few months. 

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Supreme Court moves to aid union busters again

The justices will hear a case about whether union-represented home health care workers must pay for the union's services.

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UAW on verge of breakthrough in South?

There are now so many auto workers in the South that one Southern U.S. GOP senator recently claimed his region is now the center of the U.S. auto industry.

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Miners encircle Peabody coal company's headquarters

"This is a struggle for all that is good and decent in our country," Steve Earle, UMWA District 12 vice president, told nearly 2,000 mine workers.

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Sub-minimum wage Internet employer loses round one in federal court

Some Internet companies misclassify their workers as "independent contractors," thereby paying them far less than the federal minimum wage.

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People’s World editor elected VP of labor journalist group

"Wojcik brings to the board years of dedication and experience as a labor journalist committed to the goals of our organization."

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Indiana court tosses state’s right-to-work law

An Indiana circuit court judge has tossed out the state's "right to work" law, agreeing with the Operating Engineers that it violates the state's constitution.

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Salt of the Earth Labor College celebrates 20th anniversary

TUCSON, Ariz. - When activists here launched Salt of the Earth Labor College in 1993 they didn't know exactly what to expect.

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