Labor News

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Massive labor actions rock Italy

On Friday, Italy, the land of Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Antonio Gramsci, and the home of the Vatican, came to a halt. Scopero! Strike! was the word of the day.

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ILCA honors best in labor journalism at DC gathering

 The International Labor Communications Association  honored the winners of its annual Labor Media Awards at a luncheon on Dec. 12.

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Holiday gift shopping: Products made by union workers

It's getting there, but it's not too late yet to find that perfect holiday gift that carries a union label and is made in America.

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Year-end legislative rush may produce little for workers

Congress' year-end rush to approve a massive spending bill for the rest of fiscal 2015, and to extend a hodge-podge of special tax breaks, may produce little for workers.

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Amistad Awards show what solidarity looks like

Honorees and attendees alike showed what solidarity looks like at the 2014 People's World Amistad Awards, "People & Nature before Profits."

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Union leaders and immigrants’ rights advocates: new trade pacts disastrous

Implementation of new "free trade" pacts, and specifically the TPP between the U.S. and 11 other Pacific Rim nations, could lead to mass unemployment in Latin America.

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Support builds for Delta baggage handler fired for speaking out

Delta Airlines' decision to fire a veteran baggage handler for speaking out in support of low-wage workers has elicited widespread criticism.

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What's outrageous? Poverty wages! (with video)

Fast food strikers and supporters danced in front of a Downtown Los Angeles McDonald's on December 2, chanting, "If we don't get it, shut it down!"

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Teachers union president protests injustice on Eric Garner case

American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten was arrested Dec. 4, in New York City while protesting the lack of justice in the recent police shootings.

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Walmart workers: When we fight, we win!

 "Don't be afraid, come out and fight for your rights, see all these people here. This gives me hope."

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