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People demonstrate outside a Verizon wireless store during a strike in New York, U.S., April 18, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Verizon, Unions Agree To Pay Raises, New Jobs To End Strike

A tentative deal between Verizon and leaders of striking unions includes 1,400 new jobs and pay raises topping 10 percent, the company and unions representing about 40,000 workers said on Monday, hoping to end a walkout that has lasted nearly seven weeks.

May 31, 2016
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

Federal Contract Workers In D.C. Plan One-Day Strike

Find out why federal workers are walking off the job.

November 13, 2014

August’s Weak Job Growth Appears To Be Anomaly, Economists say

By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times The disappointing 142,000 net new jobs added to the economy in August — the second straight month of slower growth — appears to be an anomaly and is not reason to panic that the recovery is faltering once again, economists said. Although the Labor Department figures released Friday were […]

September 5, 2014

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 Goliath story, only in this case there are 120 Davids taking on a hidden Goliath of an industry that every day touches everyone who is reading this in hundreds […]

July 14, 2014

Five U.S. Soldiers Killed In Apparent ‘Friendly-Fire’ Strike In Afghanistan

By Hashmat Baktash and Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times KABUL, Afghanistan — Five international soldiers died in a clash with Taliban forces in southern Afghanistan and officials were investigating whether the deaths were the result of friendly fire, the U.S.-led military coalition said Tuesday. The coalition offered scant details of the incident, which occurred Monday night […]

June 10, 2014

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 movement, which began as a single walkout in New York in 2012 before sprawling across the U.S. last year, will spark gatherings Thursday in 150 U.S. […]

May 15, 2014