Labor News

Union rallies in New York call for jobs

Jobs, justice and voting rights were the focus of two mass rallies in New York City.

Unions hit latest plans for postal cuts

The nation's postal unions protested cutback plans that would close hundreds of distribution centers and lengthen delivery times.

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Transport union defends members in airline bankruptcy

The Transport Workers "will do everything possible" to vigorously protect 23,400 members who work for American Airlines and its American Eagle subsidiary as the carrier goes through bankruptcy, officials say.

U.S. nurses backed general strike in U.K.

The National Nurses Union led a coalition of U.S. unions that demonstrated in six cities on Nov. 30 to back British public workers, who staged a one-day strike.

A win for labor in Minnesota Senate race

Despite low voter turnout, Chris Eaton polled a majority in each of the district's 22 precincts, earning at least 53 percent in every precinct. She won 60 percent or more in 13 precincts.

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Sugar CEO calls union workers a "cancer"

As American Crystal Sugar's lockout of its workers passed the 4-month mark, workers challenged the lockout at the firm's annual meeting.

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Union vote may end battle with Boeing

The long and bitter battle over Boeing's retaliation against the Machinists may end with a vote.

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New York City Opera contract talks in crisis

New York City Opera, one of the city's cultural treasures, stood at a crossroads this week, after contract talks broke down Nov. 30 between management and its two main unions.

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Minor league baseball umpires agree on new labor deal

Minor League umpires are ready to play ball after its more than 200 members voted to approve a new labor agreement with Minor League Baseball.

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Right wing push to destroy labor board comes to a head

A right-wing scheme to incapacitate the National Labor Relations Board was derailed in the nation's capital this week.

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