Labor News

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Protesters serve notice to McDonald’s shareholders: $15 and union

The demonstrators had a single-minded determination to send a message to McDonald's on the eve of its stockholders meeting.

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Los Angeles raising minimum wage to $15 by 2020

"Our city has taken a much-needed, significant step toward lifting hundreds of thousands of people out of poverty."

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Call goes out for boycott of Driscoll

A work stoppage began March 17 in the San Quintín Valley, in Baja California, as workers called for a minimum daily wage of 300 pesos, about $20.

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Postal Workers, customers to hold nationwide protests May 14

APWU members will rally in over 85 cities for improved postal services and to protect good, living-wage jobs.

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Senate sidetracks fast-track for TPP - for now

Union leaders hailed the Senate vote, which forces senators to postpone the debate on fast-track until after the Memorial Day recess.

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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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In terms of minimum wage, California city races to the top

Emeryville, Calif. is putting its minimum wage on track to become the highest in the nation.

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Teacher Appreciation Week in Chicago: a cut in pay?

Teacher Appreciation Week had barely begun when news broke that teachers had to take a seven percent pay cut.

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Today in labor history: “The Song of the Wage-Slave” for May Day

"The land is the landlord's, the trader's is the sea, the ore the usurer's coffer fills - but what remains for me?"

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Trumka: Raising wages is measuring stick for presidential campaign support

"The labor movement's doors are open to any candidate who's serious about transforming our economy with high and rising wages."

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