Labor News

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Beyoncé sweatshop controversy shines spotlight on harsh conditions of working women

UK-based press reports that Sri Lankan workers who make Beyoncé's new clothing line are being exploited. Now what?

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Lilly Ledbetter tells union women about ongoing struggle for equal pay

Despite some gains in recent years, women still face a tough road to equal pay.

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Suffering the insufferable because of economic insecurity: Women in the economy

A large number of presenters addressed several aspects of the crisis of women's work today.

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This week in women’s history: Militant furriers strike successfully in 1926

Some 10,000 women workers in the needle trades, mostly Jewish and Italian, took to the New York City streets to demand higher wages.

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Labor Spotlight: "My work speaks louder than other peoples' opinions do."

An interview with Theresa King, the first woman ever to be elected as President of the Florida Building and Construction Trades.

 

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The "Right-to-Work" movement's attack on women workers

If strong public sector union jobs are eroded as a result of the right-to-work movement's attack, this will be an added setback for women's economic status in the U.S.

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CLUW convention delegates to use health info to empower union women

"When women have access to quality health information, they live longer, are more productive and have better quality lives."

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Today in history: Philip and Jack Foner are born

Two of the four Foner brothers who were leaders in the American labor movement were born on December 14 in 1910.

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Labor launches new measures to wipe out unequal pay for women

The labor federation is launching measures to wipe out pay inequality based on gender, and to guarantee that all workers have paid family and sick leave and fair scheduling.

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Survey results reveal working women’s health info needs

Working women most want information on diet and nutrition, fitness and exercise, and issues around aging.

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