Labor News

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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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Last minute election appeal by labor

We're not asking for much, just enough to live our lives. And guys like Scott Walker, Rick Scott, and Mitch McConnell think we don't deserve it.

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Labor making intensive final push for Election Day, Nov. 4

Backed by radio ads from the AFL-CIO and several top unions, workers and their allies mounted a final intensive political push in the week before the Nov. 4 election.

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Today in labor history: International Labour Organization conference in D.C.

The ILO was established on the premise that universal, lasting peace could be established only if based on social justice

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