October

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Teamsters score big organizing gains, go “kosher” too!

A string of recent Teamsters organizing victories has added almost 800 new members in seven locations in the last few months. 

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SEIU’S Henry: Half of jobs to be low-wage by 2020

"When the airport opened, they were all well-paying jobs; now they're all minimum wage, with no benefits and many are contracted out."

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Ratio of job seekers to job openings slips below 3-to-1

Even in the industries with the most favorable ratio of unemployed workers to job openings, there are still 30 percent more unemployed workers than job openings

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The teacher gap: more students and fewer teachers

Over the last 5 years, government employment has dropped by 657,000 as a result of the Great Recession's effects. It's worth considering how much of that drop has hit public K-12 schools.

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Higher state minimum wage campaign gains steam in Minnesota

The drive to enact a higher state minimum wage in Minnesota has gained steam.

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Report: 70 million born between 1980 and 2000 in big trouble

Millennials are facing double-digit unemployment rates, low wages, mounting college costs, and crippling student-loan debt.

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The time is now for the rights of immigrants and all workers

The time for government action is now. In the days and weeks to come, labor and immigrant rights organizations will hold more dramatic actions.