Labor News

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McDonald’s to workers: Get a second job and go without heat

McDonald's aims to "help" its workers who make, on average, $8.25 per hour - not by raising their salaries, but by telling them how to budget their income.

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Workers strike as D.C. city council defies Walmart on wages

The actions reflect rising activism nationwide, as one-day strikes have hit not just fast food eateries and retailers, but Walmart and its oppressive unhealthy warehouses.

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Davis-Bacon foes try new ploy: Change wage base

Workers' foes are trying a new tack: Change the wage base, to make the wages as low as possible.

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Striking rapid transit, city workers rally in Oakland, Calif.

Striking Bay Area Rapid Transit workers and Oakland city workers protested what they said were management's refusal to increase wages and demands for givebacks, despite rising revenues.

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Obama’s acting labor secretary calls for minimum wage hike

Saying that it would help lift up workers and families, Acting Labor Secretary Seth Harris reiterated the Obama administration's support for raising the minimum wage.

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Netroots grassroots: Progressive Caucus launches “Raise Up America” drive

"We stand in Congress on the side of the 99 percent against the one percent. So we need this campaign, we need to raise the minimum wage."

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Concession staff protest working for peanuts

Concession workers at San Francisco's AT&T Park, home of the Giants baseball team, are protesting lousy pay and attacks on health benefits.

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Today in labor history: American Railway Union founded

On this day in 1893, the American Railway Union - one of the first industrial unions in the United States - was founded.

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Neighbors turn out for fired Domino’s worker

The campaign for $15 an hour or $12 with benefits has been going on for several months now.

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James Dolan, the Knicks, and the Cablevision 99

James Dolan, the owner of the New York Knicks, has often faced criticism for his front office decision making and the team's lack of on-court success.

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