Labor News

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The time is now for the rights of immigrants and all workers

The time for government action is now. In the days and weeks to come, labor and immigrant rights organizations will hold more dramatic actions.

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Groups launch new initiative for women’s equality

Women's organizations, activists, and lawmakers launched a women's economic intiative that includes not just reproductive rights but pay equity, good jobs, and economic justice.

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Sub-minimum wage Internet employer loses round one in federal court

Some Internet companies misclassify their workers as "independent contractors," thereby paying them far less than the federal minimum wage.

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AFL-CIO to unite with allies for job safety

"The right to a safe job is a fundamental worker right. All workers should be able to go to work and return home safely at the end of the day."

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AFL-CIO demands end to anti-gay job discrimination

LOS ANGELES - At its 2013 convention here Sept. 11 the AFL-CIO passed a strongly worded resolution calling for an end to on-the-job discrimination against gay people.

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AFL-CIO blasts big business prison profiteers

The nation's prison population exploded from 500,000 to 2.2 million between 1980 and 2011, in the decades since the for-profit business of incarceration was born.

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Secretive Trans-Pacific ‘free trade’ deal threatens wages, jobs

Hundreds of activists marched through downtown Minneapolis on August 20 to protest the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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Lawmakers hit offshoring of call center jobs

"Companies that choose to outsource American call center jobs overseas should forfeit their eligibility for federal financial assistance."

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Labor going all out for “jobs and freedom” on Aug. 24

The nation's unions plan a massive presence at the 50th commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King's famous 1963 March on Washington.

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Lawmakers probe job safety rules delay

Laws matter. Rules enforcing laws matter. And whether rules are written and enforced, especially for worker safety and health, really matters.

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