Labor News

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The third try is the charm

Philadelphia joins two other cities, San Francisco, Calif., and Tacoma, Wash., and several states, in enacting earned paid sick leave. 

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Canadian Supreme Court: Public workers have the right to strike

As a result of Canadian laws and attitudes, union density there is at least double that in the U.S.

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Illinois GOP governor rolls out right-wing anti-union agenda

New Illinois GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner yanked union rights to collect dues or fees from thousands of home health caregivers in the state.

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Nissan rejects offer to mediate Mississippi dispute with UAW

The car firm claimed that "entering mediation over issues raised might violate U.S. national labor law."

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Striking auto mechanics locked out, putting up a fight

The automobile mechanics strike here at Al Piemonte Chevrolet, now over 30 weeks long, has deteriorated into a lock-out situation.

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Immokalee workers pact with Fresh Market sets “new precedent”

This sets an "important new precedent that supports growers who are making investments to improve labor conditions on their farms with increased market share."

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Illinois legislature Democrats vow to protect workers

The first scheme they plan to stop is any Republican effort to impose a so-called "right to work" law in the Land of Lincoln.

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President seeks hike in extended federal jobless benefits

Proposals would improve the solvency of state programs, reach more workers in need, and make the UI program more responsive to economic downturns. 

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Union oil workers to rally at Shell headquarters

USW members account for about 64 percent of the country's oil refining capacity, and more locations could soon join the strike if necessary.

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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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