Labor News

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Jobs, labor and WPA's living legacy

Interest is growing in the history and legacy of Depression-era New Deal programs like the Works Progress Administration.

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Give us our rights, workers tell Rite Aid

Accusing retail giant Rite Aid of "stalling" tactics, hundreds of workers and supporters from California, Pennsylvania and New York marched on the company's annual shareholder meeting.

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No labor peace at Sacramento Airport

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Board of Supervisors of California's capital city has voted 3-2 to reject "labor harmony" contract language that would have saved 100 union jobs.

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Teachers protest cuts with one-day strike

OAKLAND, Calif. - Teachers staged a one-day strike April 29 in response to the school board's unilateral imposition of a contract that lays off teachers, and increases class sizes, with no pay raises.

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Sacramento protests “Queen Meg” with one of its own

Teachers, nurses and state workers crowded around the entrance to the exclusive Sutter Club here to protest billionaire GOP candidate Meg Whitman.

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Workers lose fight to keep NUMMI open

The United Auto Workers' campaign to keep the New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc. (NUMMI) plant open has ended in defeat.

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Closing NUMMI will harm both Toyota & community

Toyota's decision to close the New United Motor Manufacturing Inc. (NUMMI) auto plant in Fremont, Calif. March 31 goes against the firm's business interests, and its devastating effects will ripple throughout California.

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Solidarity with Rio Tinto miners: ‘From the Docks to the Desert’

Trucks loaded with $30,000 worth of food, followed by a 150-car convoy, converged on the Rio Tinto Borax mine and plant in Boron, Calif., in solidarity with locked out miners.

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Support is building for Transportation Security officers

Transportation Security Officers responsible for keeping the country's airways safe and secure have been fighting their own struggle for security through collective bargaining rights.

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Labor campaigns vs. NUMMI closure

Workers at the New United Motor Manufacturing Inc. (NUMMI) plant ratchet up pressure to keep the plant open despite Toyota's decision to shut it down in March.

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