Labor News

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Easter Rising 1916: Labor and the Irish independence struggle

An unexpected commotion disrupted routine in a busy city center on an April morning one hundred years ago. 

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What’s the value of this man’s work?

His name is Kwaku Agyeman, and he has a job pushing wheelchairs for airport passengers who otherwise would have a hard time getting around.

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Immokalee Farmworkers: Boycott Wendy's for human rights abuses

The coalition wrote Wendy's  a decade ago, saying the chain should pay decent wages and stop human rights abuses in the fields, following guidelines of the coalition's Fair Food Program.

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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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Layoffs continue as newspaper workers continue fight for fair wages, job security

"They've been treating the workforce like something they can just ignore."

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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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Nation’s top labor leader calls Trump an “anti-American bigot”

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka challenged Donald Trump's appeal to working class voters.

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U.S. Supreme Court upholds N.J. Gov. Christie’s worker pension cuts

Now, the future of public workers' pensions in New Jersey may well be up to the Garden State's voters.

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Minnesotans lose millions through rampant wage theft

An investigation by Workday Minnesota found wage theft in Minnesota is larger and more widespread than most people realize - and the problem is growing.

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“New York is a union town!” Bröd Kitchen workers fight back

Workers and activists flooded the sidewalk surrounding Bröd Kitchen's West Village location in response to its latest slew of retaliatory firings.

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