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San Franciscans to vote on $15 city minimum wage

San Franciscans will vote this November on whether to gradually increase the city-wide minimum wage to $15 an hour.

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Report: Privatizing public service jobs a disaster

The workers are still part-timers, and their compensation is still far from the level that New Haven school custodians enjoyed before the privatization hit.

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Today in labor history: Inventor gives first public demo of FM broadcasting

On this day in 1935, inventor Edwin Armstrong gave the first public demonstration of FM (frequency modulation) radio broadcasting in Alpine, New Jersey.

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Bricklayers join BlueGreen Alliance

The Bricklayers became the latest union to join the BlueGreen Alliance, a coalition of 16 unions and environmental groups working together.

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Battle against wage theft heats up in Santa Clara County

Low-wage hourly employees battling wage theft at Ma Laboratories , a distributor of high-tech products headquartered here, received strong support at a rally June 6.

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UAW convention elects Williams to succeed King

United Auto Workers convention delegates overwhelmingly elected Secretary-Treasurer Dennis Williams to succeed retiring union President Bob King.

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Today in labor history: Joe McCarthy’s reign of terror comes to dramatic end

Senator McCarthy experienced a meteoric rise to fame and power in the U.S. Senate when he charged that "hundreds" of "known communists" were in the Department of State.

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China and Russia have workers councils but not Chattanooga

Workers in the United States know organizing here in the belly of the corporate beast is no easy task.

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Boosting fighting power, UAW raises dues after hot debate

Leaders of the United Auto Workers union are well aware of the attacks against workers worldwide. Their fightback program is called "PRO Members."

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UAW’s Bob King: We’re in a war for democracy

Retiring UAW President Bob King proclaimed a truism long understood by labor activists - "The amount of power you have determines the amount of justice you get."

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