Labor News

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Today in labor history: 20,000 GE workers strike over health care

On Jan. 14, 2003, nearly 20,000 General Electric workers went out on strike at 48 plants in 33 states.

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Nurses strike, again, for patient safety and nursing standards

One-day strikes affected seven Summit hospitals in the San Francisco Bay Area, involving up to 3,200 nurses and several hundred medical technicians.

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Chipotle signs “Fair Food” pact with Immokalee workers

Following a six-year struggle, the CIW signed an agreement Oct. 4 with Chipotle Mexican Grill, ending their campaign against the company.

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Fatal work injuries down slightly in 2011

The number of fatal occupational injuries nationwide dropped to 4,609 in 2011.

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NFL players to owners: End lockout of refs

Citing the threat to the players' health and safety the NFL Players Association formally asked league owners to end the NFL's lockout of the regular referees.

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Shell starts - and pauses - Arctic drilling

Ignoring the collective outrage of environmental groups, oil giant Shell began drilling into the Arctic, boring holes 1,400 feet beneath the Chukchi Sea's floor.

GOP wants government to turn its back on us

The Republican Party's 2012 platform is so radical it would have the government "turn its back on its citizens" and trash every-thing from veterans' health care to food safety inspections, a top union leader says.

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Workers remain solid one year into fight against Verizon

"It's not just about CWA and IBEW any more - it's about one union fighting a greedy company."

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Today in labor and people’s history: Medicare and Medicaid established

On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed legislation establishing Medicare and Medicaid. It came after decades of struggle.

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Contractors’ drug-free ‘pledge’ or the real thing?

Some arguments can best be won with the opportune use of a good example.

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