Labor News

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Nurses union cheers Obama Keystone veto threat

Keystone foes say the pipeline would carry "dirty oil" to the U.S. Gulf Coast refineries at a cost of an unacceptable increase in the gases that cause global warming.

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Big business again sues labor board over union election rules

Here we go again. Business groups are suing the National Labor Relations Board over the new union election rules it finalized in December.

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‘Big Tent’ news conference shows big opposition to Fast Track, TPP

CWA is part of a 100-group coalition that is fighting back against Fast Track, and the next 100 days are critical. 

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Federal workers achieve judicial win in employment discrimination case

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals threw out the Commerce Department's attempt to limit workers' rights to file discrimination cases.

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Republican House bill cuts workers' health care coverage

Some one million workers could lose their employer-provided health insurance under a Republican bill (H.R. 30) passed by the House today.

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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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Raising wages agenda rolled out at AFL-CIO summit

The nation's largest labor federation, the AFL-CIO, rolled out here today its first- ever Raising Wages agenda.

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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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Sen. Harkin closes career with demand that lawmakers give workers ‘opportunity’

Closing his 40-year career on Capitol Hill, retiring Senate Labor Committee chairman Tom Harkin challenged his colleagues to give workers and all other people in the U.S. opportunity.

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Top labor board official files charges against McDonald's

McDonald's is one of the nation's largest low-wage employers, and its workers have been in the vanguard of the national movement for decent wages.

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