Labor News

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Labor 2014 celebrates Connecticut election victory

"When we stick together, we win together!" exclaimed Lori Pelletier at a pre-Thanksgiving celebration dinner for Labor 2014 volunteers.

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Immokalee workers offer powerful “Tale of Two Thanksgivings”

Love is a powerful emotion. It's love that drives the Campaign for Fair Food.  And so we will never tire of asking Publix to come to the table.

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Walmart fueling hunger crisis in America

Just nine days before workers are planning Black Friday protests at more than 1,000 Walmarts, the country's largest employer is contributing to the hunger crisis in the United States.

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After tough election, labor leaders say unions are here to stay

"What happened in this election," Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO declared, "is that the vast majority of the voters stayed home."

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Obama cancels nomination of NLRB nominee Block

In one of the first signs he may be feeling pressure from the incoming Senate Republican majority, Obama officially dumped the nomination of Sharon Block.

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Official October jobless rate drops 0.1 percent

The unemployment rate fell 0.1 percent in October, to 5.8 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said.

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28 arrested so far in sit-down strikes at California Walmarts

The group was joined by hundreds of Californians who rallied outside the store in Pico Rivera, the site of the first Walmart strikes in 2012.

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Teamsters, human rights groups demand justice for Gilberto Soto

The Teamsters and 14 human rights groups bought a full-page ad about Soto's case in El Salvador's largest paper, La Prensa Grafica.

 

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Today in Native history: Miami, Potawatomi resistance and removal

This day in history, the Miamis signed a treaty with the United States in 1838 ceding practically all of its lands south of the Wabash River in Indiana.

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Trumka: Voters said they were “desperate” for new economic life

"The fact of the matter is that people are disillusioned by endless political bickering and eyed these elections with great dispirit."

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