Labor News

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Midterm campaigns go down to the wire

President Obama summed up his closing arguments for the 2010 midterm election at a get-out-the-vote event here Saturday that was bigger than any election rally ever held in this city.

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“Fun work experience” turns to nightmare at liquor superstore

"Leading alcoholic beverage-lifestyle" superstore BevMo! offers job-seekers "fun, fast-paced and constantly changing work experiences" - but workers say the reality is different.

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Caravan brings aid to striking workers

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Elected officials, union members and community supporters piled into a school bus and seven cars last Saturday, July 24, for a 10 mile solidarity caravan in support of nursing home workers on the 101st day of their strike.

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Lawmaker goes to bat for home care workers

WASHINGTON (PAI)--Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-Calif., is trying to get the nation's home health care workers the right to earn at least the minimum wage and overtime.

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Construction workers continue strike in Chicago

Some 15,000 construction workers in Chicagoland have been on strike for weeks over wages and health care benefits.

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Illinois nuclear plant locks out 200 steelworkers

More than 200 workers were on the picket line last week in Metropolis, Ill., after their employer, Honeywell International, locked them out of their jobs, June 28.

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At “Spectrum of Shame,” families back striking health care workers

HARTFORD, Conn. - A speakout by family members and friends of residents at Park Place nursing home marked the 65th day of a strike by nearly 400 District 1199 health care workers.

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Hero of labor, Will Parry, celebrates 90th birthday

SEATTLE - At his 90th birthday party, April 24, Will Parry picked up his guitar and led 400 union brothers and sisters, family, comrades, and friends in singing "Carry It On," ending, "No more tears, for we're still singing."

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Nursing home workers strike hard-line Spectrum Corp.

Nurses, nursing assistants and elder-care support staff at four skilled nursing homes operated by Spectrum Healthcare went on strike in four Connecticut cities this week.

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Retirees celebrate health care reform, prepare for mid-term elections

The 4-million-member Alliance for Retired Americans celebrated the health care reform law at its recent convention, and prepared for the upcoming mid-term elections.

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