November

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Workers fight back vs. wage theft

SAN FRANCISCO - "Wage theft" may not yet be a household word, but it's a constant, dismal reality for millions across the U.S.

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San Francisco hotel workers on strike

About 650 workers at the St. Francis Hotel, one of the city's oldest and most luxurious, walked out on strike on November 18.

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‘Health care or food?’

"The company wants to make us pay $350 a month for our family health care; for me that would mean a 10 percent wage cut."

AFL-CIO head denounces Honduras elections

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka has weighed in on the planned November 29 elections in Honduras, with an open letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

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Workers in U.S. most dangerous industry demand protection

He's had a gun put up to his head during a robbery. He's been assaulted with a crowbar, and had every window in his car broken. He's had a jagged beer bottle shoved into his neck.

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Strike at Illinois campus demands protection of tuition waivers

Update: GEO picketing was suspended at 1:00 CST on the 17th, following a bargaining session with the administration in which tuition waivers were secured.

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Americans for Finance Reform takes aim at big finance

Americans for Finance Reform is making  it clear that curbing the power of the nation's finance industry will help boost the economy more than focusing on deficits.

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Unemployment crisis continues to grow

CHICAGO - "The stock market rebound is great news, I suppose, but it means nothing for us at home."

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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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