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  • Fast Food Workers, Union Activists Push For Higher Wages

    Fast Food Workers, Union Activists Push For Higher Wages
    HARTFORD — Unlike many fast food workers, Yarilyn Martinez has been able to get close to full-time hours, and has gotten a series of raises over the last year at Dunkin' Donuts. Martinez, 24, started at a Hartford franchise at the minimum wage...
  • President Obama on race, America and the elusive 'more perfect union'

    President Obama on race, America and the elusive 'more perfect union'
    President Obama first grabbed national attention with a keynote speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention that portrayed America the way most Americans want to see it, as a unified entity, regardless of its occasional squabbles. Ironic, then,...
  • Steelworkers union at Gracedale charges unfair labor practices

    Steelworkers union at Gracedale charges unfair labor practices
    Union workers at Gracedale have filed an unfair labor practice against Northampton County over health care negotiations. Some 59 workers at the county nursing home, members of United Steelworkers Local 2599 in Bethlehem, say despite working under...
  • Labor's new reality -- it's easier to raise wages for 100,000 than to unionize 4,000

    Labor's new reality -- it's easier to raise wages for 100,000 than to unionize 4,000
    Haltingly, with understandable ambivalence, the American labor movement is morphing into something new. Its most prominent organizing campaigns of recent years — of fast-food workers, domestics, taxi drivers and Wal-Mart employees — have...
  • New Los Angeles County officials sworn in

    New Los Angeles County officials sworn in
    A new era in Los Angeles County government formally got underway Monday with the inauguration of two new county supervisors, a new sheriff, a new tax assessor and heightened anticipation about how the historic changes will alter the balance of power....
  • An unusual place to honor labor union

    An unusual place to honor labor union
    Congratulations to International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 375 on celebrating its 100th anniversary. As a member and representative of a labor union, I realize how important this is to its members and also to the Lehigh Valley Building and...
  • United Auto Workers to represent some at Tennessee VW plant

    In a significant victory for union efforts in the South, United Auto Workers has been certified to represent at least 45% of workers at Volkswagen’s plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., a step just short of full collective bargaining rights. The vote by...
  • Orange board approves Teach for America despite teacher protest

    Orange board approves Teach for America despite teacher protest
    Despite urgings to reconsider from a group of teachers, the Orange County School Board on Tuesday moved ahead on an agreement to fill up to 50 classroom jobs with Teach for America recruits next fall. "It will add some additional energy and talent to...
  • San Francisco airport food workers on strike amid storm, flight delays

    San Francisco airport food workers on strike amid storm, flight delays
    Up to 1,000 food workers at San Francisco International Airport went on strike Thursday morning, closing many of the airport’s restaurants amid a winter storm that’s delaying flights out of the Bay Area for hours. “Travelers –...
  • West Aurora union support staff, bus drivers to get pay hikes

    West Aurora School District union office support staff and union bus drivers will receive salary increases in new two- and four-year contracts respectively. The West Aurora School Board Monday night unanimously approved collective bargaining agreements...
  • UC student workers' union urges divestment from Israel

    UC student workers' union urges divestment from Israel
    Members of the union that represents UC students who work as teaching assistants, tutors and readers have voted to urge the UC regents to divest itself of stock in Israeli institutions and international companies that backers say violate human rights...