Labor News


U.S. Steel locks out Canadian workers

The lockout is only the latest example of how Canadian government policies on foreign takeovers of Canadian firms fail workers.


Working Families Party wins big in New York

NEW YORK — On Election Day, voters in this state strongly rejected the Republican tide that swept much of the country - but they went a step farther in statewide races by giving more than 100,000 votes to the Working Families Party.


Shop Talk: Bucking bosses and closing unsafe mines

Unionization victories at Piedmont Airlines, a labor/Democratic step against climate change, a federal push to shut unsafe mines - and more.


Obama aide sees unionization as fix for economy

 WASHINGTON (PAI) - Legislation like the Employee Free Choice Act, which promotes collective bargaining, would help pull the U.S. out of its economic hole, a top White House official says.


Flight attendants to appeal narrow loss at Delta

Flight attendants will appeal their narrow loss in a union recognition vote at Delta airlines, saying their campaign fell victim to massive management intimidation.


Voters say it's about jobs

The number one issue concerning voters is the same for union families: the economy and jobs.

Labor volunteers keep on going in the final hours

On Election Day today union members are continuing their push right up until the polls close.


Midterm campaigns go down to the wire

President Obama summed up his closing arguments for the 2010 midterm election at a get-out-the-vote event here Saturday that was bigger than any election rally ever held in this city.


Riverwalk hospitality workers list demands

Hundreds of  hotel workers from the Grand Hyatt and their supporters marched, demanding changes to make hospitality jobs "sustainable, healthy work with a living wage all through our city,


No enthusiasm gap at jam-packed union phone bank

CHICAGO - By noon Oct. 29, union members were close to having called 500,000 people in Illinois about the Nov. 2 elections, here at what the Operating Engineers say is the nation's biggest, most state-of-the-art phone bank.

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