Labor News

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Immokalee workers receive presidential medal

The CIW has "organized communities, stood by tomato workers for more than 20 years, and changed the face of this industry."

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Oil workers begin largest strike since 1980

The USW called for its refinery workers to stage their walkout after negotiations with Shell Oil Co. broke down less than two weeks after they began.

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Los Angeles standing up to raise minimum wage

Supporters of the Raise the Wage Campaign, including church organizations, students groups, seniors, immigrant right groups, unions and labor leaders rallied at City Hall in LA.

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Right-to-work: smokescreen for corporate interests

It's up to us, union workers, and non-union workers alike, to make our voices heard and stop this attack on unions.

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Justices toss permanent company payment of union retiree health benefits

"The Yard-Man ruling violates ordinary contract principles by placing a thumb on the scale in favor of vested retiree benefits in all collective-bargaining agreements."

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McDonald’s workers sue fast food giant over racial and sexual discrimination

McDonald's workers who were fired last year after being told, "There are too many black people [working] in the store."

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After 26 years, government to end direct oversight of Teamsters

After 26 years, the federal government plans to end its consent decree and its direct oversight governing the Teamsters. But there are still strings attached.

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Union leaders give Obama positive reviews except on trade

Union leaders gave President Obama's 2015 State of the Union address generally positive reviews.

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Call for stronger labor law first for Obama on national television

Obama, for the first time since he took office six years ago, used his State of the Union Speech last Tuesday to call for new, tougher labor laws to protect worker's rights.

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Happiness is … joining a union!

Union members are happier with their lives than nonunion workers. Makes sense, right? Now comes a study that proves it.

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