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USA: UTR West Contra Costa County Teachers Fight For Living Wages And Against Charters And Privatization [Labor Video Project] 2015-05-23
USA: Walmart's leaked anti-union video is crazy! Here's the video that was taken down from YouTube and then reappeared [Daily Kos] 2015-05-22
USA: Fast Food Workers Protest For Higher Wages, Union Recognition At McDonald's Headquarters [Progress IL / SEIU] 2015-05-21
USA: NJEA says pension crisis could lead to disaster in new ad [NJ] 2015-05-21
USA: Robert Reich: The best way to stop Wall Street malfeasance from costing you your job or life savings is to finally break up the too-big-to-fail banks [MoveOn] 2015-05-19
USA: Robert Reich: We need to expand Social Security to prevent the looming retirement crisis, and we can do it simply by asking billionaires to pay their fair share [MoveOn] 2015-05-19
USA: AFT2121 CCSF Faculty Rally For A Contract [LVPSF] 2015-05-17
USA: Kaiser NUHW Healthcare Workers Protest Retaliatory Firing Of Whistleblower Dr. Alex Wang [LVPSF] 2015-05-16
USA: Workers rally against fast track bill [WDAZ] 2015-05-16
USA: Union bashes Christie on pension cuts in new ad [NJ] 2015-05-16
USA: Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen Union Warned About Engineer Fatigue in Months Before Deadly Amtrak Crash [NBC] 2015-05-15
USA: APWU Postal Workers And Supporters Rally On 'I Stand With Postal Workers' Day 5/14/15 [LVPSF] 2015-05-15
Philippines: VIDEO. Philippines : 72 morts dans l'incendie d'une usine de chaussures [Parisien] 2015-05-14
USA: AFL-CIO Pres Trumka: Why labor unions oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership [PBS] 2015-05-13
USA: Unionized Nursing Home Workers Lobby Legislature [Hartford Courant] 2015-05-13
Cambodia: A history of wage struggle [Labour Behind the Label] 2015-05-12
Bangladesh: Film shows need for labour law reform [TUC] 2015-05-08
USA: Industry groups wage PR battle to defend low wages [MSNBC] 2015-05-06
USA: On May Day, Activists Protest Over Social, Economic Issues; Labor Leaders Blast Rauner's Anti-Union Agenda [Progress IL] 2015-05-03
USA: On May Day, Activists Protest Over Social, Economic Issues; Labor Leaders Blast Rauner's Anti-Union Agenda [Progress IL] 2015-05-02
USA: Diane Ravitch in Conversation with Karen Lewis [Schoolhouse Live] 2015-05-01
Europe: Fête du travail : le message de la CES [CES] 2015-05-01
USA: In Quincy protest, union workers call for more job commitments from developers [Patriot Ledger] 2015-04-30
French Polynesia: Huilerie de Tahiti : la grève persiste [tntv] 2015-04-28
Global: La FIJ lance une campagne vidéo pour célébrer la journée mondiale de la liberté de la presse [FIJ] 2015-04-28
USA: The Hand That Feeds: In One Upper East Side Bakery, a Victory for Labor Rights [City Lab] 2015-04-25
USA: VIDEO: One Woman Discovers The Pay Gap [Women's Agenda] 2015-04-18
USA: Minimum-wage activists bring Fight for $15 to staffing agency [Iowa City Press-Citizen] 2015-04-16
USA: 'No Justice No Peace' Bay Area Workers & Unions Rally for $15 & A Union On April 15, 2015 [Labor Video Project] 2015-04-16
Cape Verde: En route vers la couverture universelle des régimes de retraite [OIT] 2015-04-15
Global: Ce que la question de l’âge signifie pour la population active [OIT] 2015-04-15
USA: Teachers Plan Rally Amid Labor Dispute: Teachers have been working without a contract for nearly a year [NBC] 2015-04-15
USA: SEIU USWW Local 1877 SF Park Merced Janitors Picket After Terminations [Labor Video Project] 2015-04-14
USA: Workers’ deaths go uncounted: Dozens of on-the-job-deaths are not investigated by the state [News&Observer] 2015-04-12
USA: Unions picket pension-change meeting in Sacramento [Sacramento Bee] 2015-04-11
France: Grèves et manifestations contre l’austérité, la loi Macron, pour la hausse des salaires [FO] 2015-04-09
USA: Militant Trade Unionism Or Business Unionism-Which Way For The ILWU? [LVP] 2015-04-08
USA: Leaders weigh in on 'Right To Work' bill [WMDT] 2015-04-04
USA: SEIU Targets BMO Harris Bank Over Treatment Of Contracted Janitors [Progress Illinois] 2015-04-04
USA: Full Bins Litter Streets in LA City Worker Sickout's Third Day [NBC] 2015-04-04
France: Jean-Claude Mailly : « Le patronat se mord la queue » [FO] 2015-04-03
USA: OSHA EPA Coverup of Criminal Conspiracy By TestAmercia H.I.G. Capital? OSHA Whistleblower Michael Madry Speaks Out [LVP] 2015-03-30
Global: ONU FEMMES + UBER = Une certaine idée du travail précaire [ISP] 2015-03-29
Indonesia: The Burmese slaves forced to catch fish that ends up in supermarkets, restaurants and pet shops [Daily Mail] 2015-03-26
USA: Work On Weekends: GOP Bill Takes Away Right To Weekend Day Off In Wisconsin [Inquisitr] 2015-03-25
USA: Union election at Boeing South Carolina set for April 22 [WCSC] 2015-03-25
USA: Victory! Brooklyn Cablevision workers win big with CWA [Youtube] 2015-03-25
Israel: En 2014, le conflit de Gaza a provoqué de lourdes pertes d’emplois [OIT] 2015-03-24
Mauritania: La grève des mineurs de la SNIM [RFI] 2015-03-23
USA: Labor Musicians Sing Out At Richmond, CA Railroad Meeting [LVP] 2015-03-23