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NYC police union wants mayor banned from funerals

[caption id="attachment_31008" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]In response to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's comments regarding the grand jury decision not to indict an officer in the killing of Eric Garner, New York City' ...

Fast food workers continue to march for $15 an hour

[caption id="attachment_25451" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]A fresh campaign has just been launched nationwide to demand $15 an hour for low-wage workers in fast-food restaurants, gas-station convenience stores, major grocery ...

Walmart workers arrested while protesting low wages

[caption id="attachment_21936" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]At least 42 Walmart workers and labor rights activists were arrested Thursday while marching for $15 per hour minimum wage outside of heiress Alice Walton's New York ...

Fast food protesters block traffic, get cuffed

NEW YORK (AP) -- Police handcuffed dozens of protesters who blocked traffic in dozens of cities across the country on Thursday in their latest attempt to escalate efforts to get McDonald's, Burger King and other fast-food companies to pay employees a ...

Michigan unions brace for teacher opt-outs

NOVI, Mich. (AP) — Organized labor and pro-business groups are waging an intense lobbying campaign directed at school teachers who are deciding this month whether to remain in their union, in the first real test of the state's new right-to-work law. ...

Fast food workers vow civil disobedience

VILLA PARK, Ill. (AP) — Comparing their campaign to the civil rights movement, fast food workers from across the country voted Saturday to escalate their efforts for $15-an-hour pay and union membership by using nonviolent civil disobedience. More th ...

Fast food workers prepare to escalate wage demands

CHICAGO (AP) — Fast food workers say they're prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago where more than 1,000 workers are expected to discuss the future of th ...

Most union members are government workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unions representing government workers are expanding while organized labor has been shedding private sector members over the past half-century. A majority of union members today now have ties to a government entity, at the federal, ...

Labor board rules college athletes are employees, can form union

Northwestern football players have a right to form a labor union, a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board ruled Wednesday in Chicago. The next step is Northwestern players holding an election to vote on whether to form a union. Alth ...

UAW files appeal on VW Chattanooga plant election

The United Auto Workers today filed an appeal with the National Labor Relations Board related to what it termed interference by politicians and outside special interest groups in the election last week at Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant. "It's an outr ...


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