Labor News

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Labor weighs its next move in the health care battle

A clear position on the latest Senate compromises did not emerge from closed-door meetings of the nation's labor leaders last night, but labor remains determined.

 

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Workers hit tax on ‘Cadillac’ health plans, ‘You are taxing Chevrolets!’

Workers, union members and lawmakers rallied in the nation's capital yesterday in support of health care reform but against funding it with a new tax on health benefits.

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World AIDS Day: ‘Be faithful, be tested, be unionized’

In South Africa, a highly successful AIDS program is led by a union.

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Farmers union urges senators to back public option

The National Farmers Union joined the fight for health reform Thanksgiving weekend with a reminder to wavering farm-belt senators.

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‘Health care or food?’

"The company wants to make us pay $350 a month for our family health care; for me that would mean a 10 percent wage cut."

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For Hilda Solis, workplace safety more than a slogan

 If the last week of October and the beginning of November are any indication the U.S. Department of Labor is on a crime busting spree.

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Supreme Court upholds striking workers' rights in 10-year battle

HARTFORD, Conn. — After a 10-year battle, nursing home workers won a precedent-setting Supreme Court ruling this week.

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If you’re sick, come in anyway!

In reaction to the swine flu epidemic, unions are pushing for guaranteed sick days.

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Unions confront insurers as they plot to block reform

Insurance company CEOs meeting in Washington Oct. 22 hid from 600 angry trade unionists who tried to get them to listen to people victimized by their companies.

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Nurses ready to strike over swine flu safety

“When nurses are exposed to tuberculosis, the hospital notifies us. When nurses are exposed to head lice, the hospital notifies us. Why then are we not told when we are exposed to H1N1? Staff need to know if they have been exposed..."

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