Labor News

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Jeb cracks the whip: work longer and harder!

Jeb Bush, a boy born to wealth and privilege, lectured last week that Americans should work longer hours.

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St. Louis minimum wage hike threatened

Meanwhile, the GOP majority in the legislature is pushing HB722, to ban cities and counties from raising the minimum wage on their own.

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Teamsters score big win in Southern California

The win is the biggest in the history of Teamsters Joint Council 42, which covers Southern California, Nevada and Hawaii.

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Obama announces new overtime pay rule

Overturning a cutback the GOP Bush Administration instituted a decade ago, Obama announced a new overtime pay rule on June 30.

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New Haven march calls for hiring to end jobs crisis

Every neighborhood and many unions rallied together behind the banner of New Haven Rising for good jobs for city residents. 

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Why 2016 is all about raising pay

How has the middle class dissolved and childhood poverty risen while we continue to create more millionaires and billionaires?

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Missouri workers win with wage bill and right-to-work veto

"Since 1978 Missouri has said no to right-to-work and in just a minute I will sign that veto and make sure the voices of Missouri's working people are heard."

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It’s official! LA City Council votes hike in minimum wage to $15

On July 1, 2016, the minimum wage will go up to $10.50, and continue to increase gradually until 2020, when it hits $15 an hour.

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Activists demand re-hiring at Walmart

On June 2 in Dallas, nationwide rallies demanded re-hiring of laid-off Walmart workers.

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Head of L.A. Federation of Labor thrilled with $15 wage victory

It's a great day for working Angelenos, as the LA city countil has voted to raise the minimum wage, in steps, to $15 an hour.

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