January

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CPUSA leader turns up the volume on labor’s future

A crowd heard Communist Party Labor Commission Chair Scott Marshall's take on how he sees these issues fit into the macro-challenges facing labor movement today.

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Single-payer health care advocates plan new campaign

Some 200 union advocates of single-payer government-run national health care met in Chicago in mid-January to plan their next moves.

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Today in labor history: Gravediggers’ strike ends

Nearly 1,100 burials were delayed after negotiations between the two groups broke down and workers were locked out of the association's 26 cemeteries.

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Labor board chief: We'll enforce labor law, despite court ruling

"The board respectfully disagrees with the decision and believes the president's position in the matter will ultimately be upheld," said NLRB Chairman Mark Pearce.

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Union membership declined by 398,000 in 2012

The number of union members nationwide declined by 398,000 from 2011 to 2012, the Bureau of Labor Statistics says in its latest report.

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Some see “right to work” fight coming to Ohio

Referendum petitions continue to circulate in Ohio in an effort to put a so-called right-to-work initiative on the state ballot.

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Labor launches annual King observance tonight

The labor movement is celebrating its ties to the civil rights movement here this weekend as the AFL-CIO gathers to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Teachers praise president’s gun control agenda

Leaders of the nation's two teachers unions praised President Obama and lawmakers who have unveiled comprehensive gun control proposals.

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Illinois governor waging war on public service workers

The rights of public service workers seem to be of no consequence to Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn.

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Workers win safety deal at Hyatt Fisherman's Wharf

In a landmark settlementwith implications for all Hyatt workers, the Hyatt Fisherman's Wharf hotel has withdrawn its appeal of citations related to housekeeper injuries.

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