April

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Chicago retail and fast food workers rally for $15

Hundreds of Chicago's retail and fast food workers rallied at St. James Cathedral last night after having walked off their jobs early in the day.

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Today in labor history: SCLC's Ralph Abernathy and 100 workers arrested

The workers were protesting at the South Carolina Medical College Hospital demanding wage increases and union recognition.

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Union leaders reiterate support for immigration reform

Union leaders have strongly supported comprehensive immigration reform, including a path to eventual legalization and citizenship for 11 million undocumented people.

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Mexican union leader: Corruption stripping workers of their dignity

 

The president of Mexico's National Union of Miners, Metalworkers and Steelworkers, known as Los Mineros, reveals the government and business rot in detail.


 

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Unions push plan for green infrastructure jobs

 Just how old and how badly in need of upgrading is the U.S. power grid?

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Unions oppose letting Japan into trade pact

The Steelworkers, the Autoworkers and the AFL-CIO formally oppose letting Japan join talks on the latest controversial "free trade" treaty, the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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San Francisco Symphony musicians ratify new contract

The musicians, members of the American Federation of Musicians Local 6, overcame draconian proposals to slash pay of substitutes and extras. 

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Over labor opposition, House OKs anti-NLRB bill

Over labor and Democratic opposition, the GOP-run House has narrowly approved legislation (HR1120) to try to shut down the National Labor Relations Board.

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Boston unionists stepped up when bombs hit marathon

Police managed to peacefully disperse the massive crowd. Firefighters responded to the alarms with trucks, ambulances, EMTs, and specially trained union members.

 

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Environmental and union leaders say unity is a must

Unionists and environmentalists face common enemies - in corporate suites and Congress.

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