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Rally to Raise Houston - Friday May 27

Ten years ago, Houston Janitors won a courageous battle for better wages and working conditions. Ten years later, the Janitors are fighting to to get ahead and to achieve a new contract with major office building owners to contract with better paying contractors. 180 more words

City Of Houston

The Politics of Preemption and Local Labor Laws: From Minimum Wage to “Right to Work”

Increasingly frustrated by their inability to affect employment law at the federal and state level, progressive advocates have turned their attention to local government.  At this level, they have been able to enact ordinances to raise the minimum wage, guarantee paid sick day laws, and even protect LBGT rights in the workplace — proposals, which have all failed at the federal level.  1,011 more words

On Labor

BU, adjuncts reach contract settlement

Published in The Boston Globe April 28 print

By: J.D. Capelouto and Mina Corpuz

Boston University adjunct faculty reached a contract settlement with the school early Thursday morning after more than a year of campaigning for improved wages and conditions, officials said. 389 more words

Globe City Desk Co-op

Groups Endorsing Hillary Clinton

During the Democratic primary season, I will be supporting Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nominee for president. I think both Hillary and Bernie are good candidates, and both are far better than the Republican nominee, Donald Trump. 392 more words

Weekend News & Commentary -- May 7-8, 2016

The Treasury Department has rejected a plan to cut benefits for drivers and retirees who belong to the Teamsters’ pension fund.  Workers and retirees welcomed the decision, but the… 347 more words

On Labor

Today's News & Commentary — May 6, 2016

Is consolidation coming to organized labor? As reported by the New York Times, two of the country’s largest unions — AFSCME and SEIU — are looking to coordinate their political campaigning, organizing, and bargaining efforts throughout the country. 621 more words

On Labor

Donald Trump is Coming to Vancouver, WA, Coalition Forms to Confront Him

The Trump train is going to be coming to the Pacific Northwest as a sort of end of the GOP hate-bus. Donald Trump is now battling for the 1,237-delegate number so that he can win the Republican Presidential nomination without contest, something that Ted Cruz and John Kasich came together to try and stop. 664 more words