Labor News

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Workers invoke eminent domain to keep plant open

For the first time ever, eminent domain may be used to keep a factory running and workers on their jobs.

Out of work bricklayer tells lawmakers what "hell" is like

The 13-year veteran of Bricklayers Local 1 in New York has been out of work since October. And the West Babylon, Long Island, resident, who provides for his wife, two kids and 86-year-old mother who lives with the family, doesn't see any work coming along for "another five or six months."

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Machinists rally to save job security

Hundreds of Machinist union members and their supporters ralled for job security Tuesday in front of the IAM Lodge 1746 plant, across from Pratt & Whitney's sprawling main production facility in East Hartford, Conn.

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Pay freeze saves peanuts, AFGE leader charges

Labor and its allies have come out swinging against President Obama's call for a two-year pay freeze for federal workers.

Republican attack on labor goes way beyond Congress

During the Great Depression, big business used the crisis to attack workers' wages and living standards directly, cutting wages even while turning big profits. And exactly the same thing is happening again.

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Dockers protest Del Monte union-busting

PHILADELPHIA - ILA Local 1291 members and hundreds of supporters protested Del Monte's move to a non-union terminal, slashing jobs and pay.

Labor journalists gather in Washington

Journalists who cover the labor movement, labor leaders and even a U.S. Department of Labor top official attended the International Labor Communication Association's annual awards ceremony here Nov. 19.

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As injuries soar, Sacramentans offer help to Hyatt's housekeepers

With brooms and mops held high, our group of 35 people, including the president of the Central Labor Council and religious leaders, marched into the Hyatt Hotel lobby.

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NFL lockout threat is about greed, union leaders say

Sparks are flying between National Football League players and their union on one side and NFL owners on the other as the threat of a lockout looms for next year.

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U.S. official: We need independent labor media

WASHINGTON - The mainstream media has become so biased against working people that even a federal agency can't get its message out, says a senior Department of Labor official.

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