April

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POWER Act would curb worker abuse, senator says

Lawmaker announces bill to strengthen immigrant and all workers' rights on the job.

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Mine union leader on Massey CEO: Handcuff and jail him!

West Virginia coal miners stopped work April 16 to mourn the 29 killed at the Massey Energy mine, and President Obama ordered a top-to-bottom review of mine safety enforcement.

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NYC labor movement: Let’s reclaim May Day

"Reclaim the history of May Day for the working class!" That was the message of the April 8 mobilization meeting for the May Day March and Rally that will take place May 1 in Manhattan's Foley Square.

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Massey CEO to miners: I will close this mine if you vote union

"This guy, making $30-some million in 2005, went inside the coal mine and sat down with every single worker and said: 'If you vote for the union, you're not going to have a job because I will close this mine down.'"

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Why working people are angry and why politicians should listen

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka details the struggles facing America's working people and the challenges to take the anger and use it in unifying and productive ways.  

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Deadly explosions kill 31 energy workers in one week

ANACORTES, Wash.---Families and co-workers of six oil workers killed in a refinery explosion here April 2 were mourning their dead when three days later another explosion, this one in a West Virginia coal mine killed 25 miners, a deadly toll of 31 energy workers in less than a week.

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San Francisco hotel workers hold two-day ‘siege’

SAN FRANCISCO - The giant hotel corporations that dominate this city's top hotels may think they can hide behind the current economic crisis to force workers to accept a contract full of takeaways.