August

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Liberian rubber workers win union

In a historic victory for labor in Africa, Liberian rubber workers signed an agreement with Bridgestone/Firestone Company in mid-August securing improved working and living conditions.

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Unions mobilize to elect Obama

DENVER — Two thousand union members, more than half of them delegates to the Democratic National Convention, rallied here Aug. 24 to launch an unprecedented effort by labor to change America this fall.

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Poultry workers: Poster-child for Employee Free Choice Act

WINESBURG, Ohio — After working 20 years at the Case Farms poultry plant here Ken Brown, 55, gets $8.10 an hour. “You can’t live on that,” he said, “especially with the rising prices of fuel and food.”