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Opposition to Paid Sick Leave Could Be Softening as Sen. Murray Pressures GOP

Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA)  speaking at a markup session in April.

Workers’ rights advocates weren’t expecting 15 Republicans to vote in favor of giving American workers the chance to earn paid sick days, as they did last month.

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Federal Agency to Take Closer Look at Union-Busting ‘Right-to-Work’ Laws

The federal labor law agency announced it was considering a rule change that would allow unions in so-called "right-to-work" states to process grievance fees for non-members.

The federal labor law agency announced it was considering a rule change that would allow unions in so-called “right-to-work” states to process grievance fees for non-members.

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Walmart Faces Another Round of Wage Theft Claims

A potential class action lawsuit in California accuses the retail giant of intentionally misclassifying workers to avoid overtime pay.

A potential class action lawsuit in California accuses the retail giant of intentionally misclassifying workers to avoid overtime pay.

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Historic Ruling Issued on Transgender Employee Rights

Banning transgender employees from using restrooms consistent with their gender identities violates federal civil rights laws, an agency ruled.

Banning transgender employees from using restrooms consistent with their gender identities violates federal civil rights laws, an agency ruled.

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Study: Women Are Better Educated, But Poorer, Than Men

It will take more than a college degree to lift women out of poverty, according to a new report from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research.

It will take more than a college degree to lift women out of poverty, according to a new report from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research.

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Wisconsin Republican Tries to Get Rid of Workers’ Weekends

The bill would allow employees to “voluntarily choose” to give up their legally-mandated one day off per calendar week.

The bill would allow employees to “voluntarily choose” to give up their legally-mandated one day off per calendar week.

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Landmark Labor Case Against McDonald’s Moves Forward

Monday marked an important step in a landmark labor case that could bring greater corporate accountability and worker protections, as a federal agency moved to consider whether McDonald's should be held responsible for what employees call poor working conditions.

Monday marked an important step in a landmark labor case that could bring greater corporate accountability and worker protections, as a federal agency moved to consider whether McDonald’s should be held responsible for what employees call poor working conditions.

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New York Restaurant Workers Face Lower Tips, Still Not Enough Wages

New York tipped workers will soon see a substantial wage increase, but the increase is not nearly enough to raise more workers out of poverty, to compensate their labor fairly, and to reduce the pressure to tolerate hostile work environments or else lose out on tips.

New York tipped workers will soon see a substantial wage increase, but the increase is not nearly enough to raise more workers out of poverty, to compensate their labor fairly, and to reduce the pressure to tolerate hostile work environments or else lose out on tips.

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Food Industry: Seattle’s Wage Hike Violates Corporate Constitutional Rights

The lawsuit seeks to block a Seattle ordinance that boosts the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

The lawsuit seeks to block a Seattle ordinance that boosts the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

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Wisconsin GOP Pushes Through ‘Right-to-Work’ Bill

The Wisconsin legislature on Friday approved a “right-to-work” bill that will bar unions from requiring workers to join or pay union fees. The measure, which passed the state legislature by a 62-35 vote after an all-night debate, will now go to Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s desk for approval.

The Wisconsin legislature on Friday approved a “right-to-work” bill that will bar unions from requiring workers to join or pay union fees. The measure, which passed the state legislature by a 62-35 vote after an all-night debate, will now go to Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s desk for approval.

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