Labor News

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Need for bathroom breaks is no joke!

We've heard of employers mistreating their workers, but the following item out of Seattle is the latest entry in the "You gotta be kidding" category.

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Fast food workers walk off the job in 190 cities

Fast food workers walked off the job from one end of the country to the other today, with police arresting hundreds of workers engaging in civil disobedience.

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AT&T denies sick time pay to older Minnesota employees

The outrage over this brought a large crowd, led by more than 50 members of the CWA, to a mass protest outside the corporation's tower in downtown Minneapolis.

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Los Angeles-Long Beach port truckers again forced to strike

Short-haul truckers at the nation's largest port again had to strike over terrible working conditions and employer exploitation.

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Walmart fueling hunger crisis in America

Just nine days before workers are planning Black Friday protests at more than 1,000 Walmarts, the country's largest employer is contributing to the hunger crisis in the United States.

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Postal unions plan national protests vs. closings

The nation's four postal employee unions are uniting for the Nov. 14 protest against planned Jan. 2015 shutdown of 82 more distribution centers.

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Injunction halts action against Philly teachers contract

At stake in this whiplash fight to fund public education is whether the SRC can abrogate the contract with the PFT, imposing its terms.

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Yuck! What’s on my chicken?

"USDA's plan will reduce the federal inspection process to a mere rubber stamp." The "USDA has pushed through its dirty chicken rule."

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Walmart moms demand better pay and protections for women workers

They have a list of changes the company must make to ensure that the women who are key to profits are not living in poverty or putting their health at risk.

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Oregon anti-labor groups try to kill paid sick leave

What seemed to be a win for the growing national campaign for local paid sick leave laws has turned into a battle royal between the city and Lake County.

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