Labor News

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Avondale shipyard story could get a happy ending

The long struggle by thousands of Avondale shipyard workers here to save their jobs appears to have been successful.

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Today in labor history: New Orleans slave uprising

The revolt consisted of somewhere between 300-500 people.

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Union means everything on New Orleans docks

As they operate the cranes and forklifts at this famous port, workers here say they are 100 percent behind the fight for union rights being waged across the country.

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Six years after Katrina, unions determined to rebuild their communities

NEW ORLEANS - As a reporter in this city, you can't help but hear the stories about Hurricane Katrina - even six years after the disaster.

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Union Summer interns work to save endangered shipyard

"We're a pretty good team," says Sarah Mandel, one of a group of young interns working here to stop the Avondale shipyard from closing.

Upper Big Branch miner describes scene at blast

On that dismal day in West Virginia history, when the Upper Big Branch mine exploded, a son of one of the miners, Eddie, went from person to person asking: "Is there any word?"