Labor News

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Labor launches campaign to raise wages across America

We are declaring here and now that the labor movement is going to focus like a laser beam on raising wages for all American workers, union and non-union," AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told reporters today.

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Boeing contract a key issue in Machinists rerun election

Controversy over the narrowly ratified eight-year contract extension between the Machinists and Boeing will be a key issue.

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Today in labor history: SNCC founder Julian Bond was born

Today people from around the country and globe are wishing the long time civil rights giant, Julian Bond, a very happy birthday.

Lorain, Ohio unions elect independent slate

The election report to delegates at the Central Labor Council (CLC), in this union-dense Ohio home of the state's largest steel and auto manufacturing facilities, was one of a different type this November.

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Ohio voters make progressive shift

Voters in Cincinnati, Ohio, by huge margin, turned down a tea party initiative that would've wiped out public worker's pensions in that city.

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Senate to vote Oct. 28 on Griffin for top NLRB enforcement job

The Senate is scheduled to vote late on Oct. 28 on Obama's nomination of Richard Griffin to be General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board.

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Labor to “play heavily” in state elections next year

Organized labor, with its community allies, will "play heavily" in state gubernatorial and legislative races next year, its top two political operatives say.

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Steelworker runs for Ohio council seat

BROOKLYN, Ohio - When Republicans in the Ohio legislature passed Senate Bill 5, designed to wipe out public workers' pensions, in 2011, it was personal for young Marc Bukszar.

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Union locals pledge to halt GOP in 2014 mid-term elections

The GOP momentum spread to states like Wisconsin, where Scott Walker quickly enacted legislation that stripped basic bargaining rights from public employees.

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New York teachers back Thompson for mayor

This city's huge teachers' union has selected the candidate it prefers in the mayoral race now underway here.

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