Labor News

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Walmart’s raise for workers “proof collective action works”

Walmart announced today it was giving its lowest-wage workers a raise to at least $9 an hour by April and $10 an hour by 2016.

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A first contract for Brooklyn Cablevision employees

"Many of us never thought we'd see this night come. Many workers had given up hope. But we stuck together through thick and thin."

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El Super grocery workers in LA demand fair contract

El Super grocery workers are urging consumers to boycott their employer, a chain of supermarkets located primarily in Latino neighborhoods.

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Nissan rejects offer to mediate Mississippi dispute with UAW

The car firm claimed that "entering mediation over issues raised might violate U.S. national labor law."

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Los Angeles standing up to raise minimum wage

Supporters of the Raise the Wage Campaign, including church organizations, students groups, seniors, immigrant right groups, unions and labor leaders rallied at City Hall in LA.

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Labor-backed alliance to push bold agenda in Oregon capitol

One fourth of Oregon's workforce - 412,000 workers - are in "low-wage" occupations with a median annual income of under $12 an hour.

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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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Grapes of Wrath: California farmworkers fight to unionize

No union can survive without being able to win contracts and thus being able to make substantial changes in wages and conditions.

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Labor expects bold action from Obama tonight on overtime pay

Overtime pay has increasingly moved to the top of labor's agenda because millions of workers are working overtime and not getting paid for it.

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Panelists at wage summit propose practical steps to raise wages

A panel of workers, a Laborer-turned-big-city mayor, a small business owner and others proposed practical moves for taking labor's "Raise The Wages," campaign nationwide.

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