Labor News

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San Francisco hotel workers hold two-day ‘siege’

SAN FRANCISCO - The giant hotel corporations that dominate this city's top hotels may think they can hide behind the current economic crisis to force workers to accept a contract full of takeaways.

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Labor mobilizes votes for health care bill

The AFL-CIO Executive Council voted March 18 to support the Senate-passed health care bill, despite all its flaws.

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"Arrest insurance execs for criminal activity," health care supporters demand

Some 5,000 activists demanding "Health Care Now!" descended on the nation's capital March 9 to call for the arrest of the nation's leading health insurance executives.

Contract ratified at Cleveland's MetroHealth

Declining patient volume due to the economic crisis forced workers at MetroHealth to accept some concessions in a new three-year contract that was ratified Feb. 12.

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Unionists make citizens’ arrest of insurance CEOs

Thousands of unionists and their allies marched on and surrounded the hotel where the nation's health insurance firms were meeting, demanding a citizens' arrest of company CEOs.

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Labor leaders express anger at Obama administration

In a closed-door meeting, union leaders expressed anger and frustration over what they say is the administration's lack of bold action on jobs, health care and labor law reform, and its support of mass firings of teachers.

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Labor moves to dump Arkansas senator

The AFL-CIO will reportedly put "everything we've got" into a primary election challenge against Sen. Blanche Lincoln, a Blue Dog Democrat described as "just terrible for working people."

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‘We will not be denied,’ top labor leader says

As nation's labor leaders meet, AFL-CIO's Arlene Holt Baker says, "We will not lower our expectations, because the American people are not lowering theirs."

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Imperfect health plan doesn't stop labor from continuing fight

Labor and its Democratic supporters say health care plan falls short, vow to continue fight to improve after passage. "The last perfect piece of legislation was handed down on stone tablets at Mt. Sinai," said Rep. Dingell.

We need to combat workplace violence

Consider this: Every year, almost two million American men and women are the victims of violent crime at their workplaces.

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