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Why immigration reformers need to ‘kick ass’ in August

During the recess, lawmakers go home and hear from constituents. Whose voices will be louder--those who advocate comprehensive immigration reform, or those who oppose it?Full story

Many French can only dream of 35-hour work week, report shows

PARIS (Reuters) - A work week famously limited by law to 35 hours has become a distant dream for many French, as executives chase ever tougher deadlines and the rank and file look to make ends meet with overtime. Full story

Senate (finally) confirms labor relations board

Tuesday's five confirmation votes resolve a month-long standoff over the National Labor Relations Board. Full story

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Brazilian airport workers strike for higher wages; flights unaffected

Michigan, UAW to start contract negotiations

Senate confirms full slate of labor board nominees

Fast food workers strike: ‘I can’t afford my shoes or rent’

Detroit bankruptcy another setback for unions

U.S., Vietnam to intensify talks despite protests

NLRB picks pledge fairness, despite union history

Analysis: What about the workers ... and their share of income?

Detroit bankruptcy case heads to Wednesday hearing on challenges

Detroit did not bargain with all unions: labor chief

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  The case to raise the minimum wage

Fast food workers are taking their grievances to the street this week, striking and rallying for higher wages. Restaurant companies say that would cause prices to spike. MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell has more in his latest Rewrite.

  Ralph Nader: Obama raising the minimum wage is ‘just talk’

Ralph Nader, author of “Told You So,” joins The Daily Rundown’s Chuck Todd to talk about President Barack Obama’s stance on organized labor. Nader also discusses where the progressive-left movement is headed.

  Unions criticize Detroit payments to 'consultants'

Detroit has paid about $20 million in consulting contracts including Kevin Orr's law firm, and labor unions are wondering why the city is too broke to pay its retirees' pensions. CNBC's Scott Cohn digs into the battle, with Don Peebles of The Peebles C...

  Detroit council member opposes bankruptcy

Detroit City Council Member JoAnn Watson tells MSNBC’s Richard Lui why she opposes the filing for municipal bankruptcy in Detroit.

  The future of the labor movement

The Up with Steve Kornacki panelists continue their discussion about the future of the labor movement in the United States.

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