July

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Governor helps force Con Ed into an agreement

Con Ed was forced back to the bargaining table to reach a tentative new contract with Utility Workers Local 1-2, which represents the electric firm's 8,500 workers.

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Trumka steps up support for locked out sugar workers

The labor movement will escalate the campaign to push for an end to American Crystal Sugar's year-long lockout of 1,300 workers.

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Second heavily-Republican union backs Obama

In yet another move by a plurality Republican group, delegates to the IAFF convention formally endorsed President Obama and Vice President Biden for re-election.

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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.

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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Today in labor history: Rally in support of Charleston Five

On this day in history in 2001, 5,000 demonstrators rallied in support of the Charleston Five.

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Airport workers picket for right to organize

Workers at several Oakland Airport concessions and their supporters held an informational picket outside the terminal July 6.

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Locked out Con Ed workers demand fair contract

Negotiations resumed July 5 between Con Edison, the electricity and steam provider for this city and elsewhere, and its workers.