July

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Caravan brings aid to striking workers

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Elected officials, union members and community supporters piled into a school bus and seven cars last Saturday, July 24, for a 10 mile solidarity caravan in support of nursing home workers on the 101st day of their strike.

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CWA takes sober look at labor's challenges

WASHINGTON (PAI)--Saying labor's current struggle "is not hopeless, just hard," Communications Workers President Larry Cohen laid out a long list of challenges his union and the rest of the movement face in the months and years ahead.

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Unions join religious leaders in Arizona law protests

PHOENIX (PAI)--Unionists joined religious leaders on July 29 in mass protests against Arizona's draconian anti-immigrant law.

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Lawmaker goes to bat for home care workers

WASHINGTON (PAI)--Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-Calif., is trying to get the nation's home health care workers the right to earn at least the minimum wage and overtime.

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Students claim win over Nike sweatshops

PORTLAND, Ore. (PAI)--Labor-backed United Students Against Sweatshops claimed a big win on July 26 when the world's largest shoe and apparel maker, Nike, agreed to pay the full $2.5 million two Honduran subcontractors owed their 1,800 workers.

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Teachers, parents protest school layoffs

CHICAGO - Nearly a hundred teachers, parents, students, labor leaders and community activists rallied at the Chicago Board of Education building here July 28 against recent massive teacher layoffs.

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SEIU, Unite Here settle dispute

The Service Employees International Union and Unite Here this week announced a settlement that brings to an end a dispute that has troubled the labor movement for over a year.

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Jobs, labor and WPA's living legacy

Interest is growing in the history and legacy of Depression-era New Deal programs like the Works Progress Administration.

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Thousands of hotel workers protest at Hyatts nationwide

CHICAGO - Thousands of Unite Here members and their labor and community supporters took to the streets in 15 cities across the U.S. and Canada July 22 in a coordinated protest at Hyatt hotels.

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Message to my fellow workers: China-bashing is a bad idea

My union, the IAM, calls for a national industrial policy and massive investment in infrastructure - something China has actually done, not just talked about.

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