March

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Labor board to ask Supreme Court to restore its power

In a brief announcement, the board said it would ask the justices to review the case, Noel Canning vs. NLRB.

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University of Illinois forces strike on campus workers

Campus workers are on strike at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign after months of contract negotiations with the university's administration yielded little results.

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Illinois governor makes state workers the scapegoats

In what he termed "the most difficult budget" in the state's history, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn on March 6, called for deep cuts in a wide range of social programs.

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Video: Restaurant workers sing for "Money"

Restaurant workers are sending a message to Albany lawmakers to raise the minimum wage to at least $9.00/hour when they do the budget this month.

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Official jobless rate ticks down; 236,000 new jobs

The nation's jobless rate dropped 0.1 percent in February, to 7.7 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.

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Household workers demand rights, bang pots and pans, with video

Hundreds banged pots and pans here yesterday to launch a campaign for a Household Workers Bill of Rights.

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Labor says tax millionaires to protect Social Security

"Ninety-four percent of the country pays Social Security taxes on all their income. Six percent do not. This has got to change."

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Las Vegas cab company forces a strike

The second largest cab company in Las Vegas has forced its drivers - the first taxi drivers to unionize, more than a decade ago - to strike.

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Twin Cities janitors ratify new contracts

"This is a major victory for working families. We work hard to support our families, we fought hard against cuts that would have destroyed thousands of jobs."

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Exchange students walk off the job at McDonald's

These students are finally ready to tell McDonald's, "Enough!"

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