December

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2013: Year of the bold new labor movement

This year organized labor joined with community, civil rights and other organizations and, together, they fashioned themselves into a new movement.

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Port workers in 10 nations taking on IKEA

Port unions in 10 nations demonstrated against multinational furniture giant Ikea's lockout of 350 Teamsters workers.

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Community to casino: Stop harassing your workers!

Clergy and community leaders from Chicago and the northwest suburbs delivered a petition today signed by 33 allies supporting employees at the Rivers Casino Des Plaines.

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Union women call for freedom of Cuban 5

The five Cubans referred to in the resolution were arrested in 1998 and convicted following a controversial trial for monitoring Miami-based groups planning terrorist actions in Cuba.

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Amazon workers battle their bosses in Seattle and Germany

Thus far, Amazon's anti-union bias has thwarted any attempts by its U.S. warehouse workers to have a union.

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Union seeks more than just shutdown of 52 bad bus firms

The government's shutdown of 52 intercity and tour bus companies for unsafe conditions is welcome, but does not solve the basic industry ills.

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Justices let stand, but limit, ruling against card check

 The six-person majority said the justices never should have heard the case.

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Jobs with Justice relaunches with new website and bigger agenda

"As the new Jobs With Justice, we are leading the fight for workers' rights and an economy that benefits everyone."

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Union leaders slam federal budget deal

Union leaders say it unfairly hits the nation's two million federal workers - who have borne the brunt of prior budget cuts.

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Today in labor history: UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favorable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment.

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