Labor News

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Today in labor history: The 40-hour workweek

On October 24, 1940 the 40-hour workweek went into effect under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The new law had been signed by President Roosevelt in 1938.

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Charges filed after Bain-owned Sensata threatens immediate shutdown

Unfair labor practice charges were filed with the NLRB after the Bain-owned company threatened to shut the plant if workers continue efforts to stop outsourcing.

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Sensata closes for weekend over “Bainport” publicity

Not only will Romney profit from outsourcing through stock he owns, but his 2011 tax returns reveal he got a huge tax break by moving Sensata stock to a charity organization he controls.

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Bain Capital cuts jobs in rural America

In June, an announcement was in the local paper that Air Evac was moving its headquarters to a town near St. Louis. One hundred fifty jobs would be lost.

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Union member wants to join the “workers’ club” in Congress

Steven Horsford wants to be inducted into a very small group: members of Congress who are, like him, active union members.

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Indiana ‘right to work’ law headed for court showdown

Indiana's newly enacted so-called "right to work" law, which deprives unions of money they need to represent workers, is headed for a showdown in state courts.

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Sensata workers, job losses, to star in new film

The workers, who will lose their jobs to China thanks to Mitt Romney's Bain Capital, will star in a new film about their struggle.

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Labor going all out as election nears

Unions are on full mobilization status as they rev up their final push in the 2012 election battle.

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Calif. ballot measure would fund public education

In a scenario possible only under California's bizarre budgeting process, the state's general services budget is now in the hands of a ballot measure to temporarily tax high personal incomes to fund education.

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Romney crowd calls outsourced Sensata workers “communists”

What happens when you try to get Mitt Romney's attention at a campaign rally? The Republican's jeering tea party supporters call you communists.

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