October

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Airport concession workers picket for labor rights

Solidarity was in the air Oct. 26 as members of UNITE HERE! Local 2850 and other unions and community groups held an informational picket...

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Teamsters sanitation workers picket private firm in 19 cities

Some 1,000 Teamsters sanitation workers picketed a private refuse company, Republic/Allied Waste, in 19 cities nationwide on Oct. 25.

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Labor board lowers the boom on water company

Saying American Water Works broke labor law, a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) official ordered the firm to restore retiree health benefits.

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Orlando rallies for fired Walmart worker

Local worker allies held an action at an Orlando-area Walmart store to bring attention to another instance of retaliation against a Walmart "associate."

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Walmart workers sue for unpaid wages

The other shoe - the legal one - has dropped in Wal-Mart's constant low pay and bad benefits for its workers.

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Jesse Jackson among 14 arrested at Bain-owned Illinois plant

For facing down attempts to curb their free speech rights, 14 people were arrested yesterday evening when they marched on the Bain-owned Sensata.

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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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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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