Labor News

Jewish labor’s Appelbaum supports good-faith Israeli-Palestinian negotiations

The path to Middle East peace is through good-faith negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, which U.S. President Barack Obama recognizes

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2012: More battles ahead on Capitol Hill for workers

Workers, their unions and their allies are gearing up for more tough legislative fights in 2012.

Unions split on Obama Keystone pipeline turndown

Construction unions called Obama's ruling a "job killer," but at least five unions sided with environmental groups against Keystone.

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AFL-CIO calls for urgent action to stop Indiana "right-to-work"

The AFL-CIO has issued a national appeal for help to stop passage of a so-called "right-to-work" law in Indiana. "We are at war," the AFL-CIO appeal reads. "The assault on workers in Indiana continues."

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Labor maps legislative battle for 2012

Even the jobless benefits bill, which both parties agree upon, is hung up by a partisan dispute over how to pay for the $150 billion measure.

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Unions to world leaders: Choose “jobs” or “social collapse”

The world's unions are delivering a strong message to international political and business leaders: Create jobs - millions of jobs - or face the consequences.

Flight attendants reach tentative pact with United

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA reached a tentative contract for the original 15,000 flight attendants at Chicago-based United.

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California car washers win $1 million in back pay

The first-ever group of unionized carwash workers  won a $1 million back pay settlement.

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Nationwide protests demand: End Cooper Tire lockout, with video

"Corporate greed at Cooper Tire is flat out wrong!" That was the message brought by pickets protesting the lockout of 1051 workers by Cooper Tire and Rubber Co. at its plant in Findlay, Ohio.

Unions scramble to protect pensions in Hostess bankruptcy

The Bakery Workers, the Teamsters, and other unions representing Hostess Foods employees scrambled to protect their members as the snack food company filed for bankruptcy on Jan. 1.

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