Labor News

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May Day, West Coast style

Two large May Day marches converged upon downtown Los Angeles; the flow of marchers and supporters continued for miles.

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L.A. port truckers win again, misclassified as independent contractors

Eploited port truck drivers at the nation's largest cargo terminal, Los Angeles-Long Beach, won another round in their long fight for fair pay, job protections and the right to organize.

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Steelworkers and teachers: Two unions, one struggle

In other words: To make money for the shareholders, workers have to go without; to keep the banks happy, public schools have to tighten their belts.

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Right-wing GOP Illinois Gov. Rauner plans to force state workers to strike

Rauner's tactic is the latest in a nationwide campaign by the right, its business backers and its political puppets to trash workers, cut wages, destroy pensions and kill unions.

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New rules could add millions of workers to overtime pay eligibility

The Labor Department is readying proposed rules to greatly expand who can get overtime pay.

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Unions added 48,000 members last year

Union density was 11.1 percent in 2014, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported, but the workforce grew even more.

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Atlanta symphony board majority locks out musicians for second time

The intransigent board majority of the Atlanta Symphony, seeking to cut costs by firing orchestra members, locked them out, Sept. 6.

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Rallies demand equal pay

How unequal are women's wages? Women in the U.S., on average, are now paid only 77 cents to every $1.00 of men's average pay.

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Missouri workers fight anti-union legislation

"HB 1617 is a patronizing bill that doesn't treat state workers like adults, it treats them like children who don't know what they are doing when they sign an authorization card to join a union."

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Today in labor history: UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favorable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment.

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