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Chicago Movers Stage Groundbreaking Strike

In These Times
08/19/2014

Every morning, workers at Golan’s Moving & Storage in the Chicago suburb of Skokie are ordered to arrive at work by 6 a.m. to prepare trucks for the day. If they are late, they can be suspended for several days or otherwise disciplined. Yet they typically don’t even start getting paid until about 8 a.m.—when they board a truck bound for their assignment.

Fast-Food Workers Intensify Fight for $15 an Hour

The New York Times
07/29/2014

As labor gatherings go, this one was highly unusual — 68 workers arrived on charter buses from St. Louis, 100 from New York City and 180 from Alabama, Georgia and the Carolinas. Fifty flew in from Los Angeles and two dozen from Seattle.

PBGC Chief to Re-join Private Sector

Asset International
07/15/2014

The director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) is to leave his post in August after four years in the role.

I clean high school bathrooms, and my new $15/hour salary will change everything

The Washington Post
07/08/2014

Monday through Friday, my full-time job is cleaning restrooms at Van Nuys High School. But that work is not the hardest part of my life. The hardest part is saying goodbye to my 4-year-old son when he asks me not to go to work again. In order to make ends meet, I also work weekends and nights.

Pregnancy and Your Rights: UPS

The News & Advance
07/07/2014

If you were outraged by the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision, take a deep breath and get ready for the next battle over women’s rights.

Give Veterans the Health Care They Deserve, Staff the VA

AFL-CIO
06/25/2014

The recent revelations of long waiting lists for military veterans seeking treatment at Veterans Affairs (VA) health care facilities and of management cover-ups has prompted AFGE to again call on Congress to fully staff the VA in order to provide the health care veterans deserve.

80th Anniversary Celebrates Historic '34 Teamster Strike

June 13, 2014: Eighty years ago, in a defining moment for the American labor movement, the Teamsters Union defeated employers in a titanic truck strike in Minneapolis. It made Minneapolis a union town, spurred over-the-road organizing across the Midwest and paved the way for the Teamsters to become a powerhouse international union.

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