Labor News

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The GOP wants pay cuts for hard workers

Gov. Scott Walker signed legislation last week to lower the wages of Wisconsin's middle class workers.

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Oakland workers celebrate new minimum wage

On Mar. 2, tens of thousands of Oakland workers will get a pay raise, and thousands more will have paid sick days for the first time.

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Safety tops strike demands for oil workers at BP refinery

The workers' demands center on health and safety issues, contracting jobs out to non-union workers and health care.

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Longshore union calls employer port shutdown “bad for U.S. economy”

The union has repeatedly emphasized it is committed to reaching a new agreement as quickly as possible, and says only a few issues remain to be negotiated.

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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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Campaign demands more funding for reentry programs

Supporters of the 50 percent for Jobs not Jails campaign rallied at the Alameda County Administration Building in Oakland Jan. 20.

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Time to close Wall Street’s “Retirement Advice” loophole

Wall Street brokers and financial firms that provide retirement investment advice can drain away thousands of dollars of hard-earned savings from a single retirement account.

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Panelists at wage summit propose practical steps to raise wages

A panel of workers, a Laborer-turned-big-city mayor, a small business owner and others proposed practical moves for taking labor's "Raise The Wages," campaign nationwide.

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Even with master’s degree, wages are dismal

Many of the people gathering in Washington this morning at the first-ever AFL-CIO National Summit on Raising Wages didn't have an easy time getting here.

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Study confirms what Minnesota low-wage workers know: life is tough

The report was done by Minnesotans for a Fair Economy and announced by Working America, an organization of some 3 million workers, including 300,000 in Minnesota.

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