Labor News

Avondale shipyard workers hold save jobs rally

When Katrina tore through the Gulf Coast region five years ago many of the workers at the Avondale shipyard near New Orleans stayed behind when the area was evacuated.

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Trumka, panel debate working-class anger and elections

"There is a class war going on in this country," AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka said during a September 24 panel discussion at the Cooper Union, "and my class is losing. We've got to turn that around."

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Meet Eliseo Medina, SEIU's first Latino sec.-treas.

The People's World interviewed Eliseo Medina, widely known as a highly successful organizer and immigrant rights advocate  recently elected as the first Latino international secretary-treasurer with SEIU.

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Town hall meet pledges to back BevMo! workers

What if full-time job you had counted on for years, to support your family and provide health care was morphing into a part-time job with no benefits?

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Injustice to one is injustice to all: UAW backs restaurant workers

"We are asking the public to stay away from Andiamo until they treat their employees fairly," said Rory Gamble, director of UAW Region IA.

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Rehire all laid-off teachers, rally demands

"I'm carrying my purse, because they are trying to steal from us. I'm not wearing my earrings because we are in a fight!" declared Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis.

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Outside the box: workers’ centers give labor a boost

Workers' centers, or non-traditional unions, have scored significant victories lately and offer important new ways of building the labor movement.

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With disco, jazz, country beat, letter carriers rally to save Saturday delivery

It was one of the most important conventions I have ever attended, and at the top of the agenda was our campaign "5 Days is the Wrong Way - Save Saturday Delivery."

Filipino American labor marks 45th anniversary of grape strike

The Delano, Calif., grape strike  brought together Filipino American agricultural workers and Mexican American farm workers to form what became the United Farm Workers of America (UFW).

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Painters bus tour rallies the vote

ST. LOUIS - A nationwide, month-long "It's About The Jobs" bus tour organized by the Painters Union made a lively stop here last weekend.

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