May

Unions: Keep immigration open to family members

Unions and their allies, led by the AFL-CIO, back changes to the draft comprehensive immigration law that would keep immigration rights open for family members of current permanent residents.

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Minimum wage earners: “You have to swallow your pride”

The Minnesota state legislator who spent a week living on the minimum wage met that week with three Minnesotans for whom the minimum-wage challenge is an everyday reality.

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Second court further limits Obama recess appointments

A second federal appeals court further limited President Obama's power to make "recess appointments" to the NLRB when the Senate is out of session.

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Union and growers split on immigration plan

And that split could imperil immigration legislation overall, since the GOP-run House has made it clear that it may deep-six the Senate's comprehensive immigration overhaul.

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Ohio unions remain vigilant against anti-worker blitz

"The right-wingers are out to destroy unions because we are the only line of defense workers have. Without unions, nobody is there to stop the corporate power-grab!"

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Today in labor history: Homestead Act signed, for good and bad

President Lincoln signed the Homestead Act. It was a freedom opportunity for many, but also resulted in massive displacement of Native Americans.

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Milwaukee low wage workers walk off the job

Taking their cue from workers in St. Louis, Chicago, New York and Detroit, fast food workers took to the streets of Milwaukee on Wednesday in a one-day work stoppage to demand a $15.00 an hour wage.

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Today in labor history: Supreme Court rules on Brown v. Board of Education

On this day in 1954, the Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Board of Education that segregated schools were unconstitutional.

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Today in labor history: Congress passes notorious Sedition Act

On May 16, 1918, Congress passed the Sedition Act, leading to the arrest, imprisonment, execution and deportation of dozens of unionists, anarchists and communists.

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On minimum wage, it's peanut butter OR jelly

Minnesota is one of several states that aren't waiting for the dysfunctional U.S. Congress to raise the federal minimum wage, now $7.25 hourly.

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