Labor News

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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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AFL-CIO backs legislation to curb execs’ revolving door to D.C.

"Hard-working families can't afford to have the financial industry and government creating a cozy relationship that allows Wall Street to write its own rules."

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ATU: “A Common-Sense Bus Safety Proposal”

Putting intercity bus drivers under federal overtime pay laws would raise their pay, lower their fatigue, and cut fatal bus crashes and deaths.

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Nevada unions to Trump: pay your hotel’s workers fair wages

As far as Nevada's unions are concerned, Donald Trump should put his money where his mouth is.

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Today in labor history: United Farm Workers launch the lettuce boycott

Forty-five years ago on this date, UFW Organizing Committee leader César Chávez called for a consumer boycott of lettuce.

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Black union leaders speak out on labor movement’s future

A new 35-page white paper, "A Future for Workers: A Contribution From Black Labor," was released by the Black Labor Collaborative.

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Top AFL-CIO officials: “U.S. labor law must catch up”

Modernized global economy requires a rewrite of the National Labor Relations Act and U.S. agreement and obedience to international labor law standards.

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Today in labor history: first edition of IWW Little Red Songbook

The book is a compilation of tunes, hymns, and songs to help build morale, promote solidarity, and lift the bleak spirits of the working class.

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OSHA proposes cutting worker exposure to beryllium by 90 percent

Beryllium is a heavy metal whose inhalation causes a chronic lung disease and may lead to lung cancer.

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First female U.S. train engineer inducted into N.D. Railroad Hall of Fame

Thirty-nine years ago, Ramona Dockter became the first female freight train engineer.

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