September

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When your union contract expires Who do you want in the White House?

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — As 4,000 workers at Yale University gear up for a contract fight next year, and 2,000 workers at Yale New Haven Hospital continue their organizing drive, the question of who will be president looms large.

Miners plan work stoppage over anti-Obama film

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – (AP)Union leaders say a National Rifle Association film crew tried to coerce West Virginia miners into bad-mouthing presidential hopeful Barack Obama on camera, and that the union plans a brief work stoppage in protest.

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GOP targets key states with dirty tricks

The AFL-CIO has launched a new voting rights protection program to help protect working-class voters against dirty tricks in the fall elections. My Vote, My Right aims “to ensure votes cast at the ballot box are properly counted,” a post at the AFL-CIO blog reported Sept. 11. And none too soon.

Immokalee slavery case called 'beyond outrage'

In a federal case, five members of a family in Immokalee, Fla., pleaded guilty Sept. 2 to enslaving Mexican and Guatemalan farm workers for more than two years. Slavery in the United States has been banned for 130 years.

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Ohio labor: 'Obama will be a great president'

Fired up by three days of powerful and rousing speeches, 1,000 delegates and guests at the Ohio AFL-CIO 26th biennial convention here fanned out to the far corners of the state to campaign for the presidential ticket of Barack Obama and Joe Biden.

Who are they trying to kid?

John McCain, while publicly distancing himself from President Bush, has presented an economic program that is a continuation of Bush’s policies. So an assessment of the administration’s record is in order.

Labor says enough to GOP sideshows

A united labor movement this week fired several shots aimed at drawing attention to real election issues that the Republicans want to bury with flimflam.

Workers continue Boeing shutdown, job security key issue

Boeing workers are prepared for a long strike to prevent their jobs from being outsourced as their shutdown of the nation’s largest airplane maker enters its fourth day.

The cruelty of modern-day slavery in U.S. farm fields

In a dehumanizing federal case, five members of the same family in Immokalee Fla. pleaded guilty Sept. 2 to enslaving Mexican and Guatemalan farmworkers for more than two years. Slavery in the U.S. has been banned for more than 130 years.

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