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Government Charges Walmart With Labor Violations

Government Charges Walmart With Labor Violations

Walmart refused to settle on charges of retaliation

The National Labor Board charges Walmart illegally fired, disciplined or threatened striking workers last year. Read More »

Chicago Undertakers In Teamsters Union Go On Strike

Chicago Undertakers In Teamsters Union Go On Strike

The funeral directors earn $75,000 a year or more but they're upset about a proposed change. Read More »

Fast-Food Workers: My Protest Paid Off

Fast-Food Workers: My Protest Paid Off

By Emily Jane Fox From Part-Time To Full-Time: Krystal Maxi-Collins, 29, worked at the Macy's department store off and on for two years, and was frustrated that she wasn't made a full-time employee. Her pay wasn't enough to support her family of four, so she worked a second job. When she asked her manager for... Read More »

Fast Food Workers In Another City Strike: 'We've Been Pushed To The Edge'

Fast Food Workers In Another City Strike: 'We've Been Pushed To The Edge'

Fast food workers in Seattle walked off their jobs late Wednesday and Thursday. That made Seattle the seventh city where fast food workers have gone on strike in recent months. A Taco Bell server in Seattle explains here why she (along with her co-workers) walked off the job Wednesday night -- shutting down a... Read More »

McDonald's Server On Strike: 'We Worry About Going Hungry'

McDonald's Server On Strike: 'We Worry About Going Hungry'

By Stephanie Sanders A lot of people have been asking me why I went on strike. I have a simple answer: Because I'm not a teen anymore. I work at McDonald's, and I hear a lot of people talk about how fast-food jobs are for teenagers. Well, I'm not a teenager. I'm 33 years old. And I work with a lot of people... Read More »

Unions Target Federal Contractors In New Strategy

Unions Target Federal Contractors In New Strategy

Every day, foreign aid workers, federal agents, and public policy scholars go to work in the palatial Ronald Reagan Building on Pennsylvania Ave., the most expensive federal building ever constructed. So did Joel Mejia, a 23-year-old Mexican immigrant (right) -- for $9 an hour and no benefits, in the building's... Read More »

Fast Food Workers Strike In 4th Major City

Fast Food Workers Strike In 4th Major City

If you want to understand why 400 fast food workers protested in Detroit on Friday, even though they risked being fired, just ask Jamal Harris. The 21-year-old Detroit man (pictured at right) works three jobs at three fast-food restaurants: Burger King, Long John Silver's and Checkers. Logging more than 80 hours... Read More »

NYC Fast Food Workers Strike, Demand 107 Percent Raise

NYC Fast Food Workers Strike, Demand 107 Percent Raise

Early Thursday, Alterique Hall should have been inside a Midtown Manhattan McDonald's, making burgers. Instead, he stood outside chanting, "We can't survive on $7.25." A McDonald's server for three years, the 24-year-old Hall is participating in a city-wide strike of fast food workers. The chief demand: To raise... Read More »

Walmart, H&M Pay Cambodian Workers $200,000 In Historic Settlement

Walmart, H&M Pay Cambodian Workers $200,000 In Historic Settlement

When tales emerge from the retail supply chain, they're usually tragic, like the alleged sweatshop conditions at the Foxconn plants that churn out Apple products, or the 112 Bangladeshi workers who died when their factory, where clothes for Walmart, Sears Holdings and Disney were made, burned to the ground. But... Read More »

Crippling LA Ports Strike Ends, Cost U.S. $1 Billion A Day

Crippling LA Ports Strike Ends, Cost U.S. $1 Billion A Day

By John Rogers LOS ANGELES -- Clerical workers and longshoremen at the nation's largest port complex will return to work Wednesday, eight days after they walked out in a crippling strike that prevented shippers from delivering billions of dollars in cargo across the country. Read More »

LA Port Union Strikers: We Want Job Security

LA Port Union Strikers: We Want Job Security

By John Rogers LOS ANGELES -- For the most part, the work of the people who file the invoices for the TV sets that arrive from China and the cars that come from Japan goes all but unnoticed as those products and countless others make their way across the United States. Not this week, however, after about... Read More »

Hostess May Shut Down If Strikers Don't Return To Work

Hostess May Shut Down If Strikers Don't Return To Work

Hostess Brands Inc. said it will ask a U.S. bankruptcy judge for permission to liquidate if enough striking workers do not return to work by the end of Thursday to let the maker of Twinkies and Wonder Bread resume normal operations. Wednesday's announcement escalates a bitter dispute between the 82-year-old... Read More »

Walmart Strike: Too Many Disgruntled Workers To Ignore

Walmart Strike: Too Many Disgruntled Workers To Ignore

By Ashley Lutz Walmart's employees went on strike this month for the first time since the retailer opened 50 years ago. Supply-chain employees in Louisiana, Maryland and Texas have all staged walk-outs. More are expected to join before the annual investor meeting in Bentonville, Ark., tomorrow. Read More »

Chicago Teachers Strike For First Time In 25 Years

Chicago Teachers Strike For First Time In 25 Years

By Don Babwin and Sophia Tareen CHICAGO -- For the first time in a quarter-century, thousands of Chicago teachers walked off the job Monday, escalating a bitter contract dispute over evaluations and job security and forcing parents to scramble for somewhere to send idle children. Read More »

As Summer Wears On, So Does Caterpillar Workers' Joliet Strike

As Summer Wears On, So Does Caterpillar Workers' Joliet Strike

It's been a long, hot summer for many working Americans, but perhaps none more so than the nearly 800 unionized employees at Caterpillar in Joliet, Ill., who have been walking the picket line in near-triple-digit heat on some days for nearly three months. Despite the oppressive temps, picketing workers... Read More »

Exotic Dancers Strike At Famous Paris Cabaret

Exotic Dancers Strike At Famous Paris Cabaret

Dita Von Teese, Carmen Electra and Pamela Anderson have all graced the stage of Le Crazy Horse, a 60-year-old Parisian cabaret. Its founder maintained that striptease is an art form, but behind the nightclub's beauty and glamor, its dancers now say, conditions are dismal. On Tuesday, 17 Le Crazy Horse dancers... Read More »

Union Workers Strike At Illinois Caterpillar Plant

Union Workers Strike At Illinois Caterpillar Plant

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) -- Union workers have rejected Caterpillar Inc.'s latest contract offer and walked off the job at Caterpillar's plant in Joliet. Workers with picket signs lined up outside the plant early Tuesday. The contract expired at midnight for about 800 workers at the manufacturing plant. Read More »

Nurses' Strike Over Health Care Could Affect Yours

Nurses' Strike Over Health Care Could Affect Yours

Hospitals have become the latest enemy of the common man. A few months after 23,000 registered nurses in California staged a one-day strike, they're planning to do it again. And in the coming weeks, 6,000 New York nurses are poised to follow suit. There are rumblings of the same thing in New Jersey and... Read More »

Deal Could Yield Years Of Labor Peace For Boeing

Deal Could Yield Years Of Labor Peace For Boeing

By Gene Johnson SEATTLE (AP) -- Some unionized workers at Boeing say they hope their vote Wednesday on a four-year contract extension augurs a new, peaceful era in their relations with the company. The Machinists union announced last week that it reached a tentative deal following secret talks initiated... Read More »

23,000 California Nurses On Strike

23,000 California Nurses On Strike

Nurses in California are willing to play the ultimate card -- the countless services they provide to the state's ailing and ill. Read More »

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