November

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S K Handtools workers end strike, save health care and jobs

CHICAGO - After a 10-week strike to save their jobs, health care and union, seventy Teamster Local 743 members at S K Handtools voted 3 to 1 to accept the company offer and began returning to work Nov. 6.

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Illinois graduate employees move towards strike

The Graduate Employees Organization (GEO) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been engaged in a hard fought struggle to establish adequate compensation for its members.

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Foreign companies getting bulk of green stimulus

Of the $1.05 billion of stimulus funds handed out for clean energy grants since Sept. 1, 84 percent - $849 million - has gone to foreign wind companies.

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For Hilda Solis, workplace safety more than a slogan

 If the last week of October and the beginning of November are any indication the U.S. Department of Labor is on a crime busting spree.

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Unemployment at record levels

The nation's official unemployment rate soared into double-digit territory in October, increasing 0.4 percent that month, to 10.2 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.

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Janitors call for ‘green’ cleaning

SAN FRANCISCO - For weeks now, teams of supermarket janitors have been traversing northern California on a mission: get supermakerts to go green.

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Hotel workers strike the Grand Hyatt

Hotel workers issued a wake-up call to 31 prime hotels Nov. 5 as they massed outside the Grand Hyatt, in the upscale Union Square area, to begin a three-day strike.

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Labor Department says worker productivity soaring

Not surprising at all to millions of U.S. workers were the results of a report by the Labor Department that said worker productivity soared in the last quarter by 6.6 percent, more than it has in six years.

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Panel tackles unsolved murder of U.S. unionist in Mexico

WASHINGTON (PAI)— Amid indications the Mexican government "would like to sweep the whole thing under the rug," as his union president says, a special Inter-American panel on Nov. 4 tackled the unsolved 2007 murder of U.S. union organizer Santiago Rafael Cruz in Monterrey, Mexico.

U.S. Steelworkers to experiment with factory ownership, Mondragon style

The United Steelworkers union, North America's largest industrial trade union, announced a new collaboration with the world's largest worker-owned cooperative, Mondragon International.

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