Labor News

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Hospital workers in Vancouver, Wash. unionize to fight for their patients

Even the doctors are part of the bargaining unit at this small hospital in the Pacific Northwest.

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The struggle for LGBTQ workers’ rights continues

Pride at Work co-founder Nancy Wohlforth recalls how gay bartenders dumped bottles of Coors beer into the sewers; decades later, have things changed?

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Years of organizing at CUNY yields wins for workers

Thousands of workers at the City University of New York's 24 campuses will see improvements in their pay and benefits.

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Thousands of Fight for $15 activists descend on McDonalds shareholder meeting

The rally aimed to disrupt the burger giant's corporate proceedings with singing, chanting, and demands for $15 and a union.

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The case against Uber

Many people are beginning to question, and think twice, about safety concerns with Uber.

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Trumka on race and class: "When they divide us, they can beat us"

AFL-CIO's annual Martin Luther King Conference, a 3-day event from Jan. 15-17 in D.C., was entitled "Change The Rules, Be The Power"

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Seattle Teamsters local to organize Uber, Lyft drivers after city council vote

Teamsters Local 117 in Seattle will step up its efforts to unionize Uber and Lyft drivers.

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Today in labor history: The American Federation of Labor is founded

The original constituent craft unions of the AFL were disaffected from the Knights of Labor, a national labor association.

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Walmart hired Lockheed-Martin, asked FBI to spy on activist workers

The spying was contained in documents filed with the NLRB in a case that OURWalmart -- an employee group to improve pay and working conditions -- filed with the agency.

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AFL-CIO's veep: With others unions can change the nation

"The union movement should join with others who are saying 'instead of building more prisons, we should be creating more jobs and offering more job training.'"

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