July

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Letter Carriers: Even Dem plans for postal “reform” fall short

The latest Republican version of "reform" of the red-ink-ridden U.S. Postal Service is unacceptable.

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Senate to vote by July 31 on all five NLRB nominees

The Senate will vote during the week of July 29 on all five of President Obama's nominees.

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Steelworkers oppose using Chinese steel for Verrazano Bridge repairs

Another local transit agency is repairing another big well-known U.S. bridge using Chinese steel, and thus not U.S. steel or steelworkers.

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Canada’s conservative government presses anti-union bill

The right-wing Conservative government of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has launched yet another assault on working people in Canada.

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Today in labor history: Black farmer-union leader murdered by sheriff’s posse

A leader of the Croppers' and Farm Workers Union in Tallapoosa County was brutally murdered July 15, 1931, by a heavily armed white mob.

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Reid, with labor’s support, moves toward “nuclear option” in Senate

The U.S. Senate could be about to make some historic changes in the way it operates if Harry Reid, the labor movement, and its allies have their way.

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AFL-CIO’s Holt-Baker, 30 others, arrested at West Virginia protest

The U.S. "is not great because of CEOs and lawyers. It's great because of working people. This is a faith-based movement, it's a civil rights movement, and it cannot fail."

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United Food and Commercial Workers to rejoin AFL-CIO

The 1.3 million-member United Food and Commercial Workers union will rejoin the AFL-CIO at the union's annual convention in Chicago this August.

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Davis-Bacon foes try new ploy: Change wage base

Workers' foes are trying a new tack: Change the wage base, to make the wages as low as possible.

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The rise of alt-labor: Innovative organizing is Netroots star

The rapidly growing trend in innovative organizing among non-unionized and low-wage workers was showcased at several panels at this year's Netroots Nation conference.

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