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Could the Supreme Court deal another blow to unions?

Nov 13, 2013
The Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday in a case that could weaken union-organizing efforts.
Posted In: unions, labor, blue collar, Supreme Court, scotus

New campaign to help Bangladeshi workers

Oct 22, 2013
Six months after a factory collapse killed 1,100 people, there's a new international effort to help improve working conditions for garment workers in Bangladesh.
Posted In: Bangladesh, labor, clothing

A day in the life of a Federal mediator for the BART strike

Oct 18, 2013
It takes a lot of people skills and knowledge of the intricacies of labor contracts to be a Federal mediator, like those called in to try to resolve the BART strike in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Posted In: labor, mediators, BART

Should steelworkers get paid to get dressed? The Supreme Court will rule on it

Oct 14, 2013
In November, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case that hinges on the definition of clothing.
Posted In: Supreme Court, steelworker, labor

Fast food strike: Of walk outs and drive-throughs

Aug 29, 2013
Fast food workers across the country are walking off the job today. Workers are demanding $15 an hour.
Posted In: fast food, McDonald's, minimum wage, labor, strike

Twinkie workers are back on the job, but making less

Jul 30, 2013
Twinkie bakers follow in the footsteps of foundry workers, baggage handlers, and others, as restructured companies hire employees back at lower wages.
Posted In: Jobs, Labor Unions, labor, union, Twinkies

Protests over fast-food wages spread to retail workers

Jul 29, 2013
Retail workers find common cause with fast-food employees demanding more hours and higher wages.
Posted In: Retail, fast food, labor, McDonald's, Macy's, Victoria's Secret

French workers strike for the right to work on Sundays

Jul 26, 2013
As France is weighed down with economic trouble, a new group of employees from two large hardware store chains is demanding to work more.
Posted In: France, strike, labor

U.S. suspends Bangladesh trade benefits

Jun 28, 2013
The U.S. is suspending its trade benefits for Bangladesh. The Obama administration said the country has not moved quickly enough to address workplace safety following an eight-story factory collapse that killed over 1,000 workers.
Posted In: Bangladesh, labor, workplace safety, manufacturing

Will the Bangladesh factory disaster help U.S. labor organize?

May 30, 2013
Walmart employees and other low-wage workers hope the spotlight on U.S. companies in Bangladesh galvanizes support for their campaigns at home.
Posted In: unions, Bangladesh, low-wage work, clothing, labor

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