Labor News

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Labor launches hotline for millions buried under student debt

Over 40 million Americans are buried under a mountain of student loan debt.

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Some wins, some losses for workers in state battles

Elections have consequences; Indiana's GOP governor killed prevailing wages and wage theft protection and undermined union organizing rights.

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Trumka: CEOs are the new royalty in America

CEOs of the largest corporations received a 16 percent pay raise in 2014, while the pay gap between CEOs and the typical worker widened to 373-to-1.

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With future at stake, postal workers fighting for everyone

The American Postal Workers Union's contract expires May 20. The outcome of this will impact every community in America.

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May Day 2015: an international affair

On May 1, 2015 in Chicago, the community gathered around the memorial for the Haymarket Martyrs.

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Media fingerpointing occurs on the docks

Sometimes the conventional narrative the media tell about a news story feels so wrong I can't stand it.

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AFL-CIO launches six-figure ad campaign to stop Fast Track

As soon as Congress introduces Trade Promotion Authority, the AFL-CIO will launch a massive six figure advertising campaign.

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Official jobless rate stays at 5.5 percent

The U.S. official unemployment rate stayed at 5.5 percent in March, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced.

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Berger-Marks report guides working women toward greater influence in unions

A new report from the Berger-Marks Foundation gives working women a "how-to" guide to establish women's committees within unions.

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Wisconsin workers barred from right-to-work-for-less signing ceremony

The national decline in union membership and soaring wage inequity are inescapable twin realities that make absurd the blaming of unions for fiscal problems.

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