Labor News

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Indian workers on Gulf Coast fight modern day slavery

Hundreds of workers from India who were forced into modern day slavery at Gulf Coast shipyards for more than a year after Hurricane Katrina are demanding that federal courts certify their lawsuit as a class action against the company that hired them.

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The nation’s football players: “Let us play!”

Members of the NFL Players Association, are facing the possibility of being out of work if their bosses follow up on threats to lock them out when their contract expires March 4.

Union elections ahead at United

The merger of Continental Airlines into Chicago-based United Airlines, creating the newest mega-carrier, will set off a round of union recognition elections among the combined carrier's 55,000 workers

OSHA backtracks on documenting ergonomic injuries

Responding to what it called complaints by "small business," the Occupational Safety and Health Administration retreated from even the mild ergonomics proposal it had planned for later this year.

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Union members march on Koch billionaire secret meeting

Hundreds marched on a secretive gathering of billionaires that constitutes the core financial support for numerous right-wing causes.

Officials use budget woes to attack public unions

State officials around the country are using state and local budget woes as a smokescreen for campaigns against public unions.

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U.S. union leader jailed in Mexico for supporting Sonora miners

The United Steelworkers has condemned the Jan. 24 arrest of Manny Armenta, one of its international representatives, by customs officials in the northern Mexican state of Sonora.

California's paid family-leave a success

California's landmark Paid Family Leave (PFL) program has produced substantial "economic, social, and health" gains for workers and their families.

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Labor supports president’s vision but warns of challenges

The labor movement is reacting positively to the vision of the future put forward by President Obama in his State of the Union speech.

Shop Talk: saving jobs, preventing disasters and more

Not paid at all for three pay periods, 3,750 jobs saved at Kansas City plant, Union credited with saving 700 jobs in Indiana, He wants working families to pay, Coal mine disaster 'preventable'

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