Labor News

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Chicagoans win paid sick leave law

A coalition of workers' rights and progressive groups pushed the ordinance through the council, over the usual business opposition.

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Maryland enacts tough equal pay law

The new law protects poor women, women of color, and transgender individuals from discrimination.

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GOP bill overturns Labor Dept. restriction on financial advisers; Obama promises veto

Some firms have incentivized advisers to steer clients into products that have higher fees and lower returns, costing American families an estimated $17 billion a year,

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Calif. lawmaker introduces bill to let “Gig Economy” workers organize

Uber and Lyft undercut taxis while underpaying drivers and refusing to pick up workplace expenses.

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Unionists pack Ohio statehouse to protest anti-worker bills

A new "right-to-work" bill and an "unemployment reform" bill would make Ohio the "worst state in the union for unemployed workers."

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New federal education aid bill: Teachers unions weigh in

NEA, AFT, and AFSA lobbied their lawmakers long and hard to change the No Child Left Behind law.

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Turncoat Missouri state legislators slammed on anti-worker vote

"It's the height of hypocrisy to accept voluntary contributions from hardworking union members and then turn their backs on the unions."

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Retired Teamsters slammed by budget bill

Thousands of retired Teamsters have been blasted this month by major cuts to their pensions.

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Bernie Sanders introduces major labor law reform bill

The bill allows workers to unionize through a simple majority card-check vote and ensures that companies can't stop a union from forming by denying a first contract.

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Trumka on opposing Pacific Trade Pact: “It’s not just us"

Trumka says a wide-ranging coalition has already formed and is growing, to stop the scheme.

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