Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Home care providers and consumers meet in Los Angeles with former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, at Los Angeles Trade Technical College. (Barbara Davidson/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Hillary Clinton Meets With Health Care Workers

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton told home health aides that raising the minimum wage is a central part of her campaign’s economic agenda.

August 7, 2015
Job-seeker completes an application at a career fair held by civil rights organization National Urban League as part of its annual conference, in Philadelphia

U.S. Jobless Claims Drop To 41.5-Year Low

The number of Americans filing new applications for unemployment benefits last week fell to its lowest level in more than 41.5 years.

July 23, 2015
Hillary Clinton

Clinton Will Unveil Aggressive Economic Agenda That Targets Wall Street, High Earners

Hillary Clinton will announce Monday what aides call a far-reaching plan to restructure the economy to move more of the nation’s wealth to middle- and low-wage earners.

July 12, 2015
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With U.S. Wages Flat, Jeb Bush Calls For More Full-Time Jobs

Jeb Bush said Americans need more full-time, not part-time work in order to grow the U.S. economy, comments some called out of touch. Also, he said nothing about wages.

July 9, 2015
Jobs_career_fair

Jobless Rate Down; Wages Flat

Although employers added 223,000 jobs in June, workers’ average wages flattened, and the unemployment rate fell due to a shrinking labor force.

July 3, 2015
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Labor Department Proposes Extending Overtime Pay

Low-wage workers — many of whom are educated — stand to gain from the Department of Labor’s proposed new overtime rules. Even if workers may not work more hours, it’s likely the rule could lead to greater employment.

July 1, 2015
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The New Law That Would Outlaw LGBT Discrimination Everywhere

Congressional Democrats plan to put forward legislation that would outlaw LGBT discrimination not only in employment but also in education, credit, federal programs, housing, and jury service.

June 26, 2015
Mexico, World, Farms, Workers, Agriculture, Agribusiness, Labor, Wages

Mexico Farm Workers Win Pay Hike In Landmark Deal, But Fall Short Of Goal

Farm workers gain a pay increase in Mexico, but at what cost?

June 5, 2015
Protesters demonstrate against right-to-work laws in Madison, Wisconsin (Light Brigading via Flickr)

How The Media Enable The Anti-Worker Movement

Intentionally or not, news organizations often help the Koch brothers, ALEC, and other enemies of labor.

March 21, 2015
Farmworker Bernardo Velasco Vasquez, 47, stands on the Baja Trans Peninsula Highway in Colonet, Baja California, Mexico, in solidarity with fellow striking strawberry farm workers on March 19, 2015. "We've been here for years working for the same wage. We've had enough," he said. (Don Bartletti/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Mexican Farmworkers Strike Over Low Wages, Blocking Harvest

A major labor battle is brewing in Mexico.

March 20, 2015
Wisconsin workers protest the state's right-to-work policy (Preston Austin via Flickr)

Defending Unions Against The Haters

The stats don’t lie: ‘Right-to-work’ is bad for workers.

March 19, 2015
Photo: Dave Dugdale via Flickr

Tackling Tip Theft

Employers routinely rip off service-industry employees — but you can help protect workers.

March 18, 2015
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Walker Says Union Law Popular With Republicans Wasn’t His Idea

Scott Walker is trying to distance himself from Wisconsin’s new right-to-work law.

March 9, 2015
right to work protest

Wisconsin Passes Walker-Backed Labor Bill After Marathon Debate

Labor has lost the dramatic battle against right-to-work in Wisconsin.

March 6, 2015
Post Office

Banking Goes Postal

Could the United States Postal Service become a financial lifeline for vulnerable American families?

March 2, 2015
Scott Walker. Photo via Gage Skidmore via Flickr

Wisconsin’s Right-To-Work Fight Moves To Senate After Abrupt Vote

Wisconsin Republicans are advancing their plan to crush unions, as Scott Walker prepares his presidential bid.

February 25, 2015
Photo: Wisconsin Solidarity rally in St. Paul, in February, 2011 (Chuck Olsen via Flickr)

Union Leaders Vow To Fight Walker On Right To Work In Wisconsin

Labor is going back to war against Scott Walker.

February 23, 2015
UAW climate march

Unions See A Comeback Coming As Wages Stall, Rich Get Richer

Is the labor movement about to reassert itself?

February 23, 2015
Scott Walker, Iran, Wisconsin, Obama, Deal, Foreign Policy, Politics

Wisconsin Considers Right-To-Work Bill, Renewing War With Unions

Scott Walker is gearing up for another war against unions.

February 20, 2015
Union retirees fear dramatic pension cuts under new federal law

Union Retirees Fear Dramatic Pension Cuts Under New Federal Law

Many union retirees may not know that their benefits face steep cuts.

February 20, 2015
Construction

U.S. Economy Produces 257,000 Jobs In January

The U.S. economy continues to make strong gains.

February 6, 2015
Supreme Court frieze

Opponents Of Mandatory Union Fees Hope Supreme Court Will Side With Them

The Supreme Court may deal a major blow to organized labor.

February 2, 2015
McDonald's

Is Ronald McDonald Racist?

McDonald’s has long cared more about profits than people — and its employees are fighting back.

February 2, 2015
Supreme Court

Supreme Court Knocks Down Promised Health Benefits For Union Retirees

Corporate America just scored a big win at the Supreme Court.

January 26, 2015
McDonalds

How Tacky Can The Golden Arches Get?

McDonalds’ exploitative new ad campaign isn’t fooling anyone.

January 21, 2015
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