Labor News

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The steal of the century: ending wage theft in our time

It may not be the hottest topic on every to-do list, but the problem is as old as, well, the oldest profession. I'm talking about wage theft.

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Progressive think tank backs Obama crackdown on federal contractors

Facing hostility of big business and the GOP, a progressive think-tank went to bat to defend President Obama's cracking down on federal contractors who break labor laws.

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West Virginia workers launch "insurrection" in state capital

Demonstrators protesting the national wave of wage and safety cuts and anti-union assaults, were led by the West Virginia AFL-CIO and joined by national labor leaders.

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Silicon Valley rises up for low-wage workers

Over 200 labor, religious, and community activists packed historic McDonnell Hall here today to launch Silicon Valley Rising.

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Oakland workers celebrate new minimum wage

On Mar. 2, tens of thousands of Oakland workers will get a pay raise, and thousands more will have paid sick days for the first time.

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Unions ride the wave of low-wage worker organizing

Workers caught the nation's attention by saying "Enough is enough!" to low wages, lousy working conditions and lack of rights.

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Trumka singles out fight against racism as key to raising wages

"Racism and dog whistle politics is being used to keep us all divided, and that division holds back our ability to win wage increases and improve our standard of living."

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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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