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NLRB Decides to Prosecute Nationwide Violations at Walmart, AFL-CIO Commits to Backing Workers


Making Change at Walmart, a coalition of Walmart associates, small business owners, religious leaders and other members of the community that are fighting to make change at the nation's largest employer, announced today the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) will prosecute Walmart for its "widespread violations of its workers’ rights." The decision will provide additional protection for Walmart’s 1.3 million employees when they are speaking out for better jobs and working conditions.

Rank-and-File Reformers Oust 'In Bed' Rhode Island Teamsters

Labor Notes

Rhode Island Hospital worker Nick Williams was so angry that his new supervisor was his union business agent’s brother that he came home from work and Googled “Teamsters 251 sucks.” And that was the turning point that led to rank-and-file Teamsters taking over the local that covers all of Rhode Island.

N.J. voters approve increasing minimum wage

New Jersey voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly supported a $1 increase in the minimum wage, to $8.25 an hour, and amended the state constitution to lock in automatic increases tied to inflation.

The NLRB is Back at Full Throttle

In These Times

On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate took the final measure to restore the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to full strength with its approval of Richard F. Griffin Jr. as general counsel. Though Griffin's start date has yet to be determined, his instatement marks the last step in the board's resumption of its role as the principal agency of the federal government for settling labor-management disputes in the private sector. Given Griffin's long history as a union lawyer, his confirmation also signifies a rare victory for organized labor on Captol Hill.

Happy Labor Day Weekend

August 30, 2013: Labor activists got an early start on Labor Day weekend this year—from fast food strikers to Teamsters standing up to contract givebacks.

Low-Wage L.A. Port Truck Drivers Strike

In These Times

Workers at the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles were probably surprised yesterday to see groups of truckers chasing trucks making deliveries and setting up temporary picket lines in front of them.

Fast-Food Workers Set for Nationwide Strike


On Thursday, fast-food and other low-wage workers in more than three dozen cities will boost their campaign for a living wage and justice with a nationwide one-day strike. The workers and the faith, community and labor groups that back them are calling for a living wage of $15 an hour and the right to form a union without retaliation.


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