December

2009: The year labor started turning its hopes into reality

Only a year ago, despite a super recession that had tightened its grip on their country, American workers were full of hope that a new day had dawned.

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Labor Dept. to force firms to disclose union-busting tactics

Among at least 20 new rules President Obama's Labor Department plans to introduce in the new year is one that would require companies to file financial disclosures on their union-busting activity.

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Labor on Senate health bill: Substantial changes must be made

For the health care bill that is emerging in the Senate "to be worthy of the support of working men and women, substantial changes must be made," declared Richard Trumka.

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Labor weighs its next move in the health care battle

A clear position on the latest Senate compromises did not emerge from closed-door meetings of the nation's labor leaders last night, but labor remains determined.

 

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House to pass jobs bill

While AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, in a live webcast yesterday, answered questions about the jobs crisis from workers all over the country, Democratic leaders announced a jobs bill.

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Newspaper guild protests benefit cuts

"Lee Enterprises is cutting retirees' health care, not because they are losing money, but because they want more profits," said Shannon Duffy, business manager for the St. Louis Newspaper Guild.

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Wal-Mart warehouse workers file wage theft suit

Workers employed by a large staffing agency at a Wal-Mart warehouse here filed a class action lawsuit Dec. 10 alleging wage theft.

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Festive crowd greets annual Philadelphia PW awards banquet

A crowd of 90 supporters turned out for the annual People's World banquet here to honor United Steelworkers Local 404 as well as longtime People's  World supporter Lou Incognito.

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Boycott Wendy's!

"This is corporate greed at its finest," stated Ohio state Rep. Dan Stewart, addressing an angry crowd of unionists and supporters at Wendy's  headquarters in Dublin, Ohio.

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Joy and inspiration mark Chicago People’s World banquet

Enjoying great music, food and politics, a full house celebrated the 22nd Annual People's World Banquet Dec. 6 at the Parthenon Restaurant.

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