August

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Walmart workers group happy about deal imposed on retail giant

"This settlement will help keep thousands of exposed Walmart workers safe and healthy on the job."

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United Mine Workers of America reaches settlement with Patriot Coal

"After several weeks of nearly around-the-clock negotiations, I believe we have reached something that can be taken to the membership for ratification."

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Lawmakers hit offshoring of call center jobs

"Companies that choose to outsource American call center jobs overseas should forfeit their eligibility for federal financial assistance."

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Labor going all out for “jobs and freedom” on Aug. 24

The nation's unions plan a massive presence at the 50th commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King's famous 1963 March on Washington.

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Today in labor history: Mexican leader Emilano Zapata born

Zapata headed the land reform struggles of Mexican farmers and was a leader of the Mexican revolution.

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Doesn’t feel like shared sacrifice to Detroit’s pensioners

"We have retirees who are in their eighties and nineties - are they supposed to get a job?"

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Guild leaders optimistic about new Washington Post and Globe owners

Part of the Guild's optimism comes from the joint announcement by Bezos and current Post management that they intend to extend union contracts at the paper for a year.

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Lawmakers probe job safety rules delay

Laws matter. Rules enforcing laws matter. And whether rules are written and enforced, especially for worker safety and health, really matters.

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Union locals pledge to halt GOP in 2014 mid-term elections

The GOP momentum spread to states like Wisconsin, where Scott Walker quickly enacted legislation that stripped basic bargaining rights from public employees.

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As groups converge on Chicago, watchdogs expose ALEC slush fund

ALEC is running a secret, multi-million dollar slush fund that pays for lavish junkets for state lawmakers and has lied to the IRS.

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