Labor News

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Labor takes fight against the right into the courts

Labor's fight against the radical Right isn't just occurring in the streets or at the ballot box. Unions are challenging the Right Wing's schemes in court, too.

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Workers blast threat to shut down U.S. Postal Service

Postal Service employees say threats by the U.S. Postal Service to shut down this winter because of a $9.2 billion deficit are part of a "manufactured crisis" designed to privatize the world's largest mail delivery system.

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Ohio governor backtracks on union stripping bill

Unions say that the historic petition drive and a late July Quinnipiac poll showing voters favoring repeal are likely explanations.

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Labor says jobs deficit is the real crisis

Labor leaders say the nation's real crisis is not a debt crisis but an unemployment crisis and spending cuts could, in fact, spiral the country into an even deeper recession.

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Shipyard workers see chance to save their jobs

Workers, unions, community groups, small businesses and others in the fight to save 5,000 jobs at the Avondale Shipyard in New Orleans are feeling better now about the possibility of a victory.

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Unionists say America needs collective bargaining

"Our challenge is to build a movement that restores the American Dream," said Communications Workers of America President Larry Cohen.

GOP bashes labor board

Ruling Republicans on the intensely ideological House Education and the Workforce Committee seized on a National Labor Relations Board proposal to streamline union election processes to once again bash the agency and organized labor.

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Texas AFL-CIO meet was bright spot in dark sky

Labor leaders in Texas came together to renew the call for jobs, livable wages, human services and democratic reforms for state workers and workers across the nation.

Oklahoma repeals collective bargaining for city workers

Oklahoma is expected to pass a measure that would repeal the rights of non-uniformed state employees to bargain for their wages and working conditions.

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Drive opens to repeal union-busting Ohio law

Tens of thousands of petitions are hitting the streets of Ohio to repeal Senate Bill 5, a drastic union-busting law led by the Republican-controlled state legislature and signed by Gov. John Kasich.

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