Port Drivers Take On Low Wages In An Industry Built On A Lie

Port Drivers Take On Low Wages In An Industry Built On A Lie

Port truck drivers aren't independent contractors: They're employees of companies that pay them too little for long hours, with no benefits or worker protections. It’s a David and ...

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SCOTUS Ruling Doesn’t Gut Public Unions, But Creates New Challenges For Care Workers

SCOTUS Ruling Doesn’t Gut Public Unions, But Creates New Challenges For Care Workers

The Supreme Court's decision in Harris v. Quinn will make it harder for home care and child care workers to organize for better pay and higher quality jobs. A huge sigh of relief ...

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Weekend Reader: ‘Save Our Unions: Dispatches From A Movement In Distress’

Weekend Reader: ‘Save Our Unions: Dispatches From A Movement In Distress’

Today the Weekend Reader brings you Save Our Unions: Dispatches from a Movement in Distress, by labor journalist and union representative Steve Early. Early gives a voice to union ...

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Fast-Food Workers’ Minimum-Wage Protests Go Global

Fast-Food Workers’ Minimum-Wage Protests Go Global

By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times Fast-food workers around the world rallied for a higher minimum wage Thursday in what organizers called the largest such protest of its kind. The ...

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Good Company: 5 CEOs Who Support A Higher Minimum Wage

Good Company: 5 CEOs Who Support A Higher Minimum Wage

Subway CEO Fred DeLuca offered a common sense answer on Wednesday when asked about a possible increase to the minimum wage. “Over the years, I’ve seen so many of these wage increa ...

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U.S. Jobless Claims Rise But Still On Improvement Track

U.S. Jobless Claims Rise But Still On Improvement Track

Washington (AFP) - New claims for U.S. unemployment insurance benefits rose last week but remained on a downward trend as the job market slowly improves, government data released ...

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Tear Gas At Turkish May Day Protests, Red Square Rally Draws 100,000

Tear Gas At Turkish May Day Protests, Red Square Rally Draws 100,000

Istanbul (AFP) - Turkish police fired tear gas and water cannon to disperse May Day protesters in Istanbul on Thursday, as millions took to the streets around the world to mark In ...

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Northwestern Football Players To Vote On Unionization Friday

Northwestern Football Players To Vote On Unionization Friday

Last month, the National Labor Relations Board made a surprising decision that recognized football players at Northwestern University as employees of the university, and, conseque ...

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Senate Advances Unemployment Benefits Bill, But House GOP Balks

Senate Advances Unemployment Benefits Bill, But House GOP Balks

By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — A bipartisan agreement to restore unemployment insurance benefits for more than 2.2 million jobless Americans cleared a key ...

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Two Versions Of Cesar Chavez Come To Light In New Film, Book

Two Versions Of Cesar Chavez Come To Light In New Film, Book

By Hector Tobar, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES -- At least 25 streets and 46 schools are named in his honor, but many young people know little about Cesar Chavez, who in life was ...

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