Labor News

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1877 St. Louis General Strike: lessons for today (video)

Labor and community activists gathered in Granite City, Ill., to remember the 1877 St. Louis general strike.

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Is your paycheck correct? There's an app for that!

The U.S. Department of Labor launched a new application for smart-phone users that aims to  empower workers to stand up for their rights if employers deny them their hard-earned pay.

Does labor law protect critical 'tweets'?

A 30-month struggle by The News-paper Guild of New York with one of the world's big wire services, Thomson-Reuters over "tweets" critical of  working conditions.

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Young Trade Unionists host We Are One event

Young workers organize Baltimore's We Are One event.

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Labor urges "virtual picket" around Huffington Post

The Huffington Post, labor says, makes millions off its so-called "citizen journalists" - without paying them a dime.

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Pro-union rallies spread, message deepens

For many who feel the country has been hijacked by corporate power the union democratic  model is appealing.

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It's not about money, it's about freedom: voices from Wisconsin

There is one thing Wisconsin union families want everyone to know: the protests are about workers' freedom to organize into a union and bargain collectively.

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Workers turn Wisconsin battle into epic uprising

"I've never been in a workers' uprising like this in my life," said a middle-aged woman as everyone around her broke into cheers, with thousands of workers packing the state Capitol on the fourth day of protests.

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U.S. official: We need independent labor media

WASHINGTON - The mainstream media has become so biased against working people that even a federal agency can't get its message out, says a senior Department of Labor official.

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Facebook page rejects automation

This week a group of Facebook users called for a "Robot Boycott."

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