December

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Obama administration plans to push organizing rights

Private employers will be required to post large signs informing workers about their right to form unions under a new rule the Obama administration plans to institute by executive order.

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Defend unions at those holiday parties!

A few quick and easy responses you can use when your friends or relatives come out with anti-union comments at holiday get-togethers.

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Steelworkers tell feds about oil industry safety woes

The rampant safety hazards exposed by the fatal, catastrophic fire, explosion and sinking of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico earlier this year unveil a catalogue of wide-ranging problems in the oil industry, the Steelworkers say. And they're safety problems industry executives ignore, downplay and refuse to deal with, the union adds.

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Where are the jobs? Angry workers put Pulte CEO on the run

TROY, Mich. - PulteGroup CEO Richard Dugas ran for cover when he heard labor and community folks were going to show up at his fancy luncheon - but 300 came anyway, demanding jobs.

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Locked out workers give traditional posada new twist

Re-enacting the Biblical story of Mary and Joseph was apt, because like the religious heroes, 57 janitors, cooks and other support workers have been locked out.

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Union catalogue highlights books for the holidays

Puzzled by what to get relatives in last-minute holiday shopping? Union Communication Services might have a solution.

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Hilton unionists rock San Francisco

Hilton wants to cut workers' wages and health care - even though it has billions in spare cash.

AFL-CIO head: Unemployment benefits fight just opening shot in long battle

"Soon, the same lawmakers who fought to get tax cuts for millionaires will come after Social Security and Medicare in the name of deficit reduction and 'shared sacrifice'," AFL-CIO head Richard Trumka warned.

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Bakers enlist international backing for locked-out Iowa members

240 locked-out workers from the Roquette corn-milling plant turned to national and international unions to garner support.

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Unions differ on Korea trade pact

DETROIT - The United Auto Workers support for the U.S. Korea Free Trade Agreement has received a lot of "ink" in recent days as other unions have criticized the deal.

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