Labor News

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Ohioans brave severe cold to back oil strikers

"For too long, these companies have gotten public support only to have them take advantage of the workers and their families, forcing overtime and unsafe staffing levels."

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Nurses welcome veto of Keystone XL bill

"The miniscule number of jobs it would create are far outweighed by the enormous damage that this project creates to our health and in accelerating the climate crisis."

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Workers in Ohio and Indiana join USW strike against oil industry

"Management cannot continue to resist allowing workers a stronger voice on issues that could very well make the difference between life and death for too many of them."

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Houston, we have a problem: Strike at major oil refineries

"Houston has the worst record in Texas, and Texas has the worst record in the nation when it comes to workplace fatalities or catastrophes."

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Oil industry obstinance on safety forces steelworkers to strike

Oil industry obstinance, especially its refusal to even discuss worker safety issues, forced tens of thousands of Steelworkers to strike.

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Oil workers begin largest strike since 1980

The USW called for its refinery workers to stage their walkout after negotiations with Shell Oil Co. broke down less than two weeks after they began.

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Nurses union cheers Obama Keystone veto threat

Keystone foes say the pipeline would carry "dirty oil" to the U.S. Gulf Coast refineries at a cost of an unacceptable increase in the gases that cause global warming.

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Recycling workers say "enough!"

Within days of each other last week, two groups of Northern California recycling workers declared they'd had enough of what they see as regimes of indignity and discrimination.

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Organizers in Colombia’s flower industry: These roses have thorns!

For workers in Colombia, providing bouquets for vases has meant increasing hours with falling pay, growing health problems, and human rights violations.

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Labor played big part in massive climate march

 "There are good potential union jobs in clean energy; there's no reason why it can't happen, we just have a lot of work to do."

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