Labor News

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President sides with Wisconsin workers

President Obama weighed in on the side of the workers who have occupied the Wisconsin state Capitol for four straight days, blasting Republican Gov. Scott Walker's bill to strip public workers of their collective bargaining rights as "an assault on unions."

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Occupation of Wisconsin Capitol continues for third day

50,000 people packed Capitol Square here on the third day of a virtual occupation of Wisconsin's seat of government.

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Rite Aid Valentine protest: "Show love for worker's rights"

Cleveland staged a protest against Rite Aid's attempt to take away fully paid union health insurance from workers. 

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Pratt & Whitney workers make gains despite plant closing

Machinists at Pratt & Whitney ratified a new contract after a valiant fight on the shop floor, in the street and at the bargaining table to stop plant closings and save job security language in Connecticut.

Labor journalists gather in Washington

Journalists who cover the labor movement, labor leaders and even a U.S. Department of Labor top official attended the International Labor Communication Association's annual awards ceremony here Nov. 19.

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As injuries soar, Sacramentans offer help to Hyatt's housekeepers

With brooms and mops held high, our group of 35 people, including the president of the Central Labor Council and religious leaders, marched into the Hyatt Hotel lobby.

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Workers fight back vs. wage theft

Low wage workers and their supporters gathered on the steps of San Francisco  City Hall Nov. 18 to mark the National Day of Action Against Wage Theft.

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Picket line chants tell worker's stories

Health care workers at four Spectrum nursing homes in Connecticut who have been on strike since April 15 hold a rally.

Labor volunteers keep on going in the final hours

On Election Day today union members are continuing their push right up until the polls close.

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Labor, hip hop forge vote alliance

In the latest move to activate the youth vote American Rights at Work and Respect my Vote! 2010 have teamed up on a video and photo campaign.

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