Labor News

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USW rolls out platform, denounces greedy forces out to destroy workers

Delegates adopted a multi-point action platform for coming years to battle what President Gerard called "shrewd, greedy and powerful" forces out to destroy workers.

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Government workers back Grimes in Kentucky Senate race

The American Federation of Government Employees today formally endorsed Alison Lundergan Grimes for election to the U.S. Senate.

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Unions unite for Connecticut elections

"We are not letting anybody divide the unions of the Connecticut AFL-CIO!" exclaimed Randi Weingarten to a standing ovation and loud applause.

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Union cheers mass transit advocate’s election in Canada

Wynne swept to victory in the voting in Canada's largest province, home to approximately one of every three Canadians. 

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UAW convention elects Williams to succeed King

United Auto Workers convention delegates overwhelmingly elected Secretary-Treasurer Dennis Williams to succeed retiring union President Bob King.

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Autoworkers drop appeal of election loss at Chattanooga VW plant

Union President Bob King says, they will concentrate on a probe by congressional Democrats of political interference that led to the Valentine's Day defeat.

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Labor announces plan to unseat 5 GOP governors

The governors targeted for defeat are Florida's Rick Scott, Michigan's Rick Snyder, Ohio's John Kasich, Pennsylvania's Tom Corbett and Wisconsin's Scott Walker.

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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.

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