Labor News

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What's outrageous? Poverty wages! (with video)

Fast food strikers and supporters danced in front of a Downtown Los Angeles McDonald's on December 2, chanting, "If we don't get it, shut it down!"

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Teachers union president protests injustice on Eric Garner case

American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten was arrested Dec. 4, in New York City while protesting the lack of justice in the recent police shootings.

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Walmart workers: When we fight, we win!

 "Don't be afraid, come out and fight for your rights, see all these people here. This gives me hope."

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Black Friday at Walmart: Poverty wages keep prices low

As Black Friday marked the start of this year's shopping season, unionists reflected on what they would get workers this year if they could get them anything in the world.

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Fast food workers walk off the job in 190 cities

Fast food workers walked off the job from one end of the country to the other today, with police arresting hundreds of workers engaging in civil disobedience.

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Jobless rate unchanged in Nov., businesses say they created 321K jobs

The number of unemployed actually rose by 115,000 in November, to 9.11 million, BLS said. But an equal number of workers found jobs, so the rate stayed unchanged.

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California low wage workers on the move

Some 200 workers, labor and community supporters gathered in the heart of the largely Latino Fruitvale neighborhood Dec. 4.

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New crop of lawmakers the latest threat to Michigan prevailing wage

Repeal of the Michigan Prevailing Wage Act would be a coup for "limited government" conservatives, and a devastating blow to the state's construction industry.

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Justices tackle pregnancy discrimination

Does the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, which bars firms from discriminating against pregnant workers, mean what it says?

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San Francisco supervisors pass first-ever Retail Workers Bill of Rights

The pioneering Retail Workers Bill of Rights will give an estimated 40,000 hourly workers greater stability in their schedules and hours.

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