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Janitors Rally, March Through Downtown Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Thousands of janitors held a rally in downtown Los Angeles Friday, ahead of the Saturday deadline of contract negotiations.

Contract negotiations between the SEIU USWW and janitorial companies are in their final hours. 33 more words

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Today’s News & Commentary — April 26, 2016

Once a friend of the United Auto Workers, Volkwagen has truly become a foe.  The New York Times reports that yesterday “Volkswagen announced that it would go to federal court to appeal a recent victory by the U.A.W.   285 more words

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Today's News & Commentary --- April 22, 2016

Today’s major news is Uber’s settlement of two class action lawsuits covering 385,000 drivers in California and Massachusetts.  Both the New York Times and Wall Street Journal… 698 more words

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Gonzalez Bill to Prevent Sexual Assault of Janitors on the Job Approved by Assembly Labor Committee

April 22, 2016 (SACRAMENTO) A bill by California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) to establish janitorial workforce protections against sexual harassment and create a janitorial contractor registration system was approved on a 5-2 vote by the Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment today. 280 more words

SEIU Initiative Would Tax Businesses to Fund Labor Law Enforcement

The Service Employees International Union filed an initiative petition Tuesday to tax Seattle businesses to provide additional funding for the city’s Office of Labor Standards to enforce Seattle labor laws, including mandatory sick and safe leave, the $15 minimum wage, and a law banning employers from asking about criminal records on job applications. 292 more words

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Fight for $15 in Chicago

By MARK UGOLINI

— CHICAGO — Low-wage workers and their supporters turned out in force at over 300 locations in the U.S. and over 40 countries on April 14 demanding a $15 minimum wage and union organizing rights. 789 more words

Labor

Nursing home workers see Fight for $15 as vital to quality care

On the same day over 100 Twin Cities fast-food workers went on strike, area nursing home workers took up the “Fight for $15” as well, rallying outside a Roseville care center for a contract that includes fair wages. 347 more words

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