February

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AFL-CIO to squeeze Senate Dems on NLRB

"We have decided," said Larry Cohen, president of CWA, "that in today's America it is unacceptable that we cannot fill the position on a labor board designed to protect the rights of American workers."

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Labor rolls out plan to defuse fiscal time bomb

Before the $85 billion budget cut time bomb explodes, leaders of the nation's unions are hammering out details of a program to prevent  job losses and restore the economy for the working-class majority.

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New consumer campaign: higher minimum wage for restaurant workers

Can you imagine trying to live on $2.13 an hour, with no sick days and a 1-in-10 chance of having health care coverage?

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Today in black history: Ali becomes heavyweight champion of the world

An activist, showman, and cultural icon, Ali was stripped of his title a few years later for refusing to fight in Vietnam.

Janitors, security officers vote to authorize strike

In back to back votes, SEIU Local 26 security officers and janitors voted unanimously to authorize their respective bargaining committees to call a strike at any time.

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Letter carriers to protest postal service Sat. shutdown

Stepping up their grassroots lobbying of lawmakers, the Letter Carriers will stage a nationwide protest against the Postal Service's Saturday service shutdown scheme.

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Intl. union leader: “Conditions bad for workers”

A top international union leader has a grim message for the leaders of world financial institutions.

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After three-year struggle, country club workers win big

"We've learned that it doesn't matter who you are, if you stay strong and you're on the side of justice."

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Right to work for less amendment blocked in Virginia

The radical right, big business and GOP coalition that pushes right to work for less legislation suffered a setback in Virginia in late January.

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Michigan unions battle private sector right to work law

Disregarding a move by Michigan's GOP governor to take the issue straight to the state Supreme Court, Michigan unions sued to overturn the state's  "right to work" law affecting private sector workers.

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