Labor News

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Remembering James W. Ford

In honor of African American History Month, the sixth article in our series on the Communist Party's 90th Anniversary will survey a document written by James W. Ford.

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School chief fires every teacher at town’s only high school

The school superintendent in Central Falls, R.I., says she will fire all 74 teachers at the town's only high school, after their union refused to accept her demands.

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Support is building for Transportation Security officers

Transportation Security Officers responsible for keeping the country's airways safe and secure have been fighting their own struggle for security through collective bargaining rights.

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Labor campaigns vs. NUMMI closure

Workers at the New United Motor Manufacturing Inc. (NUMMI) plant ratchet up pressure to keep the plant open despite Toyota's decision to shut it down in March.

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Safeway janitors stop work, tired of intimidation

Frustrated by the intimidation tactics of Safeway's janitorial services contractors, janitors who clean Safeway supermarkets in northern California stopped work on the night of Feb. 10.

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Hatch, Grassley play games with jobs bill

Senate Democrats yesterday came close to, but then backed off from, unveiling an $85 billion dollar "bipartisan" jobs bill that contains many planks drawn up by their Republican colleagues.

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Texas labor calls for quick action on jobs

AUSTIN, Texas - Labor leaders from across the state, meeting here last weekend, gave their biggest applause when speakers talked about government action to end sky-high unemployment.

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Nelson joins GOP in nixing labor board pick

Indicating that workers face a tough fight in Congress for labor law reform this year, Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., announced last night that he will help filibuster the president's nominee to the nation's most important labor relations agency.

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What happened to my country?

As I grabbed my grease-soiled lunch cooler and stepped out of my GM truck to head into work at Delphi Packard Electric I had to stop for a moment to digest the sight of a nearly 1/2 mile long, 1/8 mile deep parking lot that was literally empty.

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