July

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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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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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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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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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Construction workers continue strike in Chicago

Some 15,000 construction workers in Chicagoland have been on strike for weeks over wages and health care benefits.

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Teachers celebrate union milestone: 1.5 million members

SEATTLE-Delegates to the American Federation of Teachers 81st biennial convention here danced in the aisles July 9 celebrating their union surpassing 1.5 million members including almost 70,000 new members organized in the past year.

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Teachers union endorses Oct. 2 One Nation jobs march

SEATTLE — Delegates to the American Federation of Teachers 81th Convention here applauded as AFT President Randi Weingarten urged them to mobilize for an October 2 jobs march on Washington, D.C.

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Farmworkers to Colbert Nation: “Take our jobs”

United Farm Worker union president takes the immigration issue to Stephen Colbert with a "Take Our Jobs" campaign.

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Strikers at Mott’s pick up nationwide support

Support from around the country is coming in to 300 striking workers at the Mott's apple products plant in Williamson, N.Y.

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