Labor News

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Imperfect health plan doesn't stop labor from continuing fight

Labor and its Democratic supporters say health care plan falls short, vow to continue fight to improve after passage. "The last perfect piece of legislation was handed down on stone tablets at Mt. Sinai," said Rep. Dingell.

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R.I. town becomes ground zero in war on teachers

The mass firing of nearly 100 teachers and school personnel, backed by Education Secretary Arne Duncan, will be seen by many as a slap in the face to teachers, their unions and the entire labor movement.

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Labor’s own runs for high office

DALLAS -- Working people in Texas are excited about the campaign of Linda Chavez-Thompson for lieutenant governor.

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Pratt & Whitney “defies court order” with layoffs

Machinists charge Pratt & Whitney defies a court order with a surprise announcement to lay off more workers.

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At the last minute, supermarket janitors win contract

OAKLAND, Calif. - On the eve of a scheduled strike vote, the janitors who keep Safeway supermarkets clean around northern California have won a new contract preserving their health and pension benefits and raising the base wage rate for experienced workers to $14.05 per hour, higher than industry standards.

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Machinists union creates website to organize nation's unemployed

A new website nicknamed UCubed aims to unite over 31 million unemployed Americans to get organized, build power and fight together with the labor movement for jobs and economic recovery.

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Federal labor law regulator hits GOP on filibuster

 The chair of the National Labor Relations Board yesterday came closer to taking an openly pro-labor stand than has any federal regulator in history when she blasted the "political paralysis" fostered by the GOP.

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Labor presses White House on NLRB nominees

Last week the Republicans filibustered and effectively killed President Obama's nomination of Craig Becker, a long-time pro-labor lawyer. The AFL-CIO is not happy.

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Californians rally for jobs

Over 1,000 workers and union activists gathered in the state capital on a working day recently in a spirited rally for job-creating legislation.

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Steelworkers call for Civil Rights 2.0: A youth-led jobs revolution

A ringing call for a new militant Civil Rights movement "2.0" centered on the fight for jobs was recently made by leaders of the United Steelworkers, Leo W. Gerard and Fred Redmond.

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