Labor News

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Alaska hotel workers hang tough with Sheraton, Hilton boycotts

For Alaskan hotel workers, instead of battling weather and wilderness, they have been locked in a lengthy campaign for decent wages.

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UAW: Chrysler pact gradually eliminates two-tier wages

A tentative contract features gradual elimination of the system that the Detroit 3 automakers instituted after hitting the financial rocks during the Great Recession.

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Radical roots of the great grape strike

Fifty years ago, the great grape strike started in Delano, when Filipino pickers walked out of the fields on September 8, 1965.

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Indigenous migrants demand change in the fields

"We are the ones who pay for the government of this state and country with the labor of our hands." 

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Disgraced United CEO Smisek is major reason for income inequality

Smisek and his overpaid boardroom buddies nationwide have swindled American workers and communities.

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Labor-backed Chicago bank to expand services to workers

The Amalgamated Bank of Chicago will use $35 million it gained from sale of its old headquarters to expand its services and products for workers.

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Reinstate all Walmart workers!

Walmart suddenly closed five stores giving its employees only a few hours notice and laying off an estimated 2,200 workers.

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Missouri right-to-work for less fight comes down to the wire

With the GOP-dominated state legislature convening Sept. 16 for a "veto override" session, unionists are going door-to-door to campaign for "No Override on RTW/HB116".

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Busy year by NLRB produces key rulings for workers

The five-member board, which rules on most labor-management relations and disputes, has reached full strength.

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Court upholds federal minimum wage, overtime pay for home health care workers

The workers hailed the judges' decision, saying it would bring them out of the low-paying shadows many now toil in.

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