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Safeway janitors stop work, tired of intimidation

Frustrated by the intimidation tactics of Safeway's janitorial services contractors, janitors who clean Safeway supermarkets in northern California stopped work on the night of Feb. 10.

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Video: Boycott Hyatt

Video of labor and allies confronting Hyatt Hotel Corporation.

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Rite Aid workers fight for first contract

When it comes to union busting, the retail drug giant Rite Aid is the "poster child" for why we need the Employee Free Choice Act, says Peter Olney, organizing director for the International Longshore and Warehouse Union.

Judge rules vs. Calif. state worker furloughs

Arnold Schwarzenegger exceeded his authority last year when he ordered them to take three unpaid furlough days each month to help cover a soaring deficit in the state's general fund.

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Budget cuts hampered response to giant fire, firefighters charge

LOS ANGELES - In the latest indication of how budget cuts endanger public safety, the firefighters union president says the mayor's slashes hampered the response to the huge Station Fire in September.

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