July

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Janitors strike in Houston spreads to eight cities

Tomorrow the Houston janitors' strike, now in its second week, will spread to eight cities across the country. The strike has garnered significant national support.

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Maine lobstermen stop work

"Enough." That's what lobstermen along the Maine coast are saying in unison.

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Workers bashed in Pennsylvania

In one of the most extreme cases of worker bashing to balance a budget, the mayor unilaterally cut the wages of city workers to the $7.25 hourly federal minimum.

Union-friendly investor defends pension plans

The point of all the initiatives is the same: Finding areas that can make money for investing unions and investing union pension plans - and put union members to work.

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Big British labor federation picks female leader

The Trades Union Congress, Great Britain's biggest labor federation, with 6.2 million members, elected Frances O'Grady as its General Secretary, its top administrative post.

Anheuser-Busch forces Teamster strike

The Anheuser-Busch-owned beer distributorship wanted to implement its own business model but apparently forgot the Teamsters.

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Unionists target T-Mobile before anti-offshoring vote

Saying T-Mobile is stripping U.S. workers of their jobs, a group of unionists demonstrated at one of the firm's retail stores in D.C.

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Massive labor rights rally planned for Aug. 11 in Philly

A "Second Bill of Rights" will be unveiled at the unprecedented event, which is expected to have a major impact on the 2012 elections.

Transit workers: Settlement will strengthen Columbus

Columbus bus drivers and maintenance workers accepted a new contract, ending a two-day strike against the Central Ohio Transit Authority.

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AFL-CIO, Change to Win, go to bat for gay marriage

The nation's two largest labor federations filed a brief asking the U.S. Court of Appeals to uphold a ruling that DOMA is unconstitutional.

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