Labor News

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Workers file for union recognition at Aer Lingus

AFA-CWA filed on Jan. 6 with the National Mediation Board for a recognition election among the 53 U.S.-based flight attendants of Aer Lingus, Ireland's national airline.

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Mich. labor gets ready to rumble over GOP’s right-to-work plans

"Any right-to-work effort in Michigan is going to be met with the fiercest opposition organized labor has ever brought against a single issue," said a building trades leader.

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All eyes on 2012 elections at AFL-CIO King holiday observance

"It's a new day, a new labor movement," and "victory can come to the 99 percent if we stand united," said AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Arlene Holt Baker.

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Steelworkers: Refinery closings could cause oil shortages in Northeast

The union says oil companies' closure of three big refineries in the Philadelphia area - and a plan to demolish one plant if its owner can't find a buyer - could lead to oil shortages in the Northeast.

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South Carolina GOP seek drug tests and benefit cuts for jobless

This week a state senate panel in South Carolina approved a bill that would force unemployed workers to take drug tests in order to qualify for unemployment benefits.

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Indiana GOP ramming “right to work” but battle continues

The struggle for workers' collective bargaining rights suffered a blow in Indiana, but the fight is not over yet.

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Supreme Court takes case that would cripple labor's political activity

Yet another right-wing attempt to curb unions' political activism, by cutting off money, landed before the Supreme Court today. 

Airline union win shows importance of courts to workers

When the nation's transportation unions won a significant decision on union election rules, in federal appeals court, it emphasized the importance of courts to workers.

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Indiana workers flood Capitol to stop “right-to-work” law

For the second day in a row, the GOP was unable to push through the legislation because House Democrats failed to show up for a vote.

High court to hear union campaign finance case

Another right-wing effort to throw public worker unions out of politics hit the U.S. Supreme Court agenda.

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