Labor News

Thousands join picket lines at Kaiser Permanente’s California hospitals

Thousands of workers at Kaiser Permanente facilities across California marched on picket lines.

Union membership up slightly, despite attacks

Membership in unions increased by 49,000 from 2010 to 2011, including 15.000 new members in the 16 to 24-year-old range.

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Auto jobs grow despite Republican opposition

More than jobs are back: New polls in Michigan show Obama has jumped ahead of his Republican opponents here.

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Union leaders praise Obama's economic themes

Union leaders view positively the emphasis President Obama put on economic themes in his State of the Union address, particularly his call for the wealthy to pay their fair share in taxes .

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Indy Occupy movement joins with labor unions in protest at Super Bowl Village

About 200 people including union members and the Occupy movement gathered on the south steps of the Indiana Statehouse recently to voice their outrage over the "right to work" bill. 

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Workers want tax-dodger Verizon to settle contract dispute

Several hundred CWA Local 1101 Verizon workers and their supporters rallied Jan. 26 in front of 140 West Street to say, "Settle our contract!"

Workers brave cold to lobby lawmakers on "right-to-work" danger

Members from turning out to Champlin City Hall to learn more about a coming threat: a proposed "right to work" amendment to the Minnesota constitution.

Oregon state Public Interest Research Group fires pro-union workers

A non-profit fundraiser for the Oregon State Public Interest Research Group and its spinoff group Environment Oregon has fired two workers who helped lead a campaign to unionize.

Tentative agreement could end West Coast longshore battle

The tentative agreement may defuse a tense standoff as the Longview dockworkers wage a valiant battle to defend their jobs.

Ignoring public opinion, Indiana Senate approves “right to work”

Despite mass opposition to the so-called right to work bill, the Indiana State Senate yesterday approved the measure.

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