Labor News

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Undaunted by rain, Tacoma marchers demand “$15 now!”

It was International Women's Day, Mar. 8, and nearly 100 women and men marched in a steady downpour here to demand an increase in the minimumwage to $15 an hour.

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Government workers: "Raise our pay 4 percent, not 1 percent!"

A 4 percent hike would start to make up for the three years of federal pay freezes and increased pension contributions-without increased future pension payouts-that Congress imposed on federal workers.

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Faculty in tough negotiations at Harris-Stowe State U

"It often feels like students are an afterthought and professors are an inconvenience."

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The Congressional Budget Office minimum wage controversy

"Every time momentum builds for lifting wages, conservative ideologues say it will cost jobs. Every time they've been dead wrong."

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UIC stonewalling forces faculty strike

For the past 18 months, University of Illinois Chicago faculty have been negotiating for a livable salary for full-time lecturers.

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Labor launches campaign to raise wages across America

We are declaring here and now that the labor movement is going to focus like a laser beam on raising wages for all American workers, union and non-union," AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told reporters today.

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Biden blasts “right-to-work”

 Business and right wing backers of so-called "right to work" laws really want "the right for them to eliminate your right to have a say in your work."

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Justices: Collective bargaining determines pay for putting on protective gear

In a 9-0 decision on Jan. 27, justices said time used in taking off and putting on the gear is a bargainable subject under labor law.

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Our daughters deserve better than 77 percent of a man’s pay

There is no denying that in spite of our best efforts, women continue to be discriminated against in the workplace.

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Low wage workers at Pentagon walk out

 Low-wage workers at the focus of the nation's defense machine, the Pentagon, joined the lengthening list of fed-up workers who have walked off their jobs.

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