August

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Unionists in Tampa describe a Romney dystopia

On the third day of the GOP convention,  AFL-CIO marchers painted a picture of what would be a nightmare scenario in America if Mitt Romney were to be elected president.

GOP wants government to turn its back on us

The Republican Party's 2012 platform is so radical it would have the government "turn its back on its citizens" and trash every-thing from veterans' health care to food safety inspections, a top union leader says.

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Romney opposes bargaining rights for fire fighters and police

Romney's statement, in a written response to an FOP questionnaire, is in line with his attempt, as Massachusetts governor, to strip Fire Fighters and police officers throughout the state of their collective bargaining rights.

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Tampa workers descend on Bain-owned company

Some 200 workers protested outside the Bloomin' Brands corporate headquarters demanding that Bain Capital pay its workers more and stop outsourcing jobs.

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Court rules in favor of Michigan collective bargaining vote

A proposal to preserve collective bargaining rights for Michigan workers must be placed on the November ballot, the state's Court of Appeals has ruled.

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Hostess hits workers with ultimatum

Management at bankrupt Hostess products - maker of Twinkies, cupcakes, Wonder Bread and other baked goods - hit its unions with a "last, best" offer.

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Labor mounts drive to protect Latino vote

They're joined in their drive by other progressive groups, Hispanic groups - such as La Familia Vota - and labor allies.

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Minimum wage hike would actually add jobs

Raising the federal minimum wage from its present $7.25 hourly to $9.80 over the next two years would create 100,000 new jobs.

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Catholic bishops condemn exploitation, back unions

The nation's Catholic bishops have strongly denounced worker exploitation in the U.S. economy, and reaffirmed the positive role that unions play.

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Today in labor history: Air Line Stewardesses Association formed

Five flight attendants formed the Air Line Stewardesses Association, the first-ever labor union representing female flight attendants.

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