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Farm workers protest veto of Calif. card check bill

California's Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, vetoed a bill that would have allowed farm workers to use the card check method to unionize. Brown refused to meet with the farm workers and the 25 legislators that camped outside of his office.

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Landmark farmworker bill on its way to governor's desk

A bill to make it easier for California's 400,000 farmworkers to choose a union passed both houses of the California Legislature.

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Workers, supporters cheer cheating contractor's downfall

A huge wage-theft case against a San Francisco Bay Area contractor almost reached the finish line May 26. One last chapter must still be written.

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Victory after a 5-year union push at Rite Aid

Rite Aid went to work almost immediately on developing an aggressive campaign to block the union organizing drive.

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Foundry workers strike to save their healthcare

A strike yesterday of over 450 workers in one of the largest foundries on the west coast brought production to a halt Sunday night, at Pacific Steel Castings.

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Labor & community join mercado workers' struggle

OAKLAND, Calif. - Some 30,000 California workers, many of them in the San Francisco Bay Area, are employed by mercados - Latino, Asian and other ethnic grocery stores numbering many recent immigrants among both workers and customers.

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Hilton workers win 18-month battle

Mike Casey, Unite Here Local 2 executive director, pointed out the importance of community support to the workers' victory.

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Neighborhood Grocery Initiative takes on non-union megastores

United Food and Commercial Workers Local 5  in northern California  says the year 2011 poses unprecedented challenges for its members working in the grocery industry.

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.

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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