Labor News

Postal unions, postal service collide over layoff scheme, health care cuts

The nation's postal unions and the U.S. Postal Service's management have collided over management's latest plan to close what it says is a yawning deficit: mass layoffs, violating union contracts, and cuts in health care.

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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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L.A. labor event backs justice for Cuban 5

More than 200 workers, labor leaders and community activists came together at the United Service Workers West (SEIU) Hall to participate in an event in solidarity with the Cuban 5.

Union gets new chief

Noel Beasley was elected new president of Workers United, an SEIU sector, the union said.

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Spectrum nursing home workers mark year on strike

Hundreds of representatives from labor and community organizations poured out last Saturday in support of Spectrum Health nursing home workers.

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Indian workers on Gulf Coast fight modern day slavery

Hundreds of workers from India who were forced into modern day slavery at Gulf Coast shipyards for more than a year after Hurricane Katrina are demanding that federal courts certify their lawsuit as a class action against the company that hired them.

NLRB gives strong backing to majority sign-up

By a 2-1 vote, the National Labor Relations Board has given strong written support to the use of "majority sign-up" for union recognition.

Worker receives mixed verdict in court battle

What happens if a city trains a police officer on condition she stays five years on the job, but she resigns after two years?

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Obama aide sees unionization as fix for economy

 WASHINGTON (PAI) - Legislation like the Employee Free Choice Act, which promotes collective bargaining, would help pull the U.S. out of its economic hole, a top White House official says.

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Thousands nationwide to rally for jobs

CHICAGO - Hundreds of activists will rally downtown at GOP headquarters here Sept. 15 for a federal jobs bill and against senatorial candidate Mark Kirk, an Illinois congressman who has opposed numerous job creation bills.

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