Labor News


Ohioans kick off mid-term election fight

Warning of the extreme danger to the rights working people and to democracy if Republicans win, AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka, Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland and candidates for office stumped Labor Day events.

Congressional hearing held on Delphi pension issues

"Ohio is losing $58 million a year because our pensions were cut," stated Bruce Gump, president of the Delphi Salaried Retirees Committee, in testimony at a hearing of the Congressional Finances Committee in Canfield, Ohio, July 14.


Laundry workers tired of dirty treatment

CLEVELAND - Workers rallied at Sodexo Laundry here July 8, saying they were tired of low pay and unsafe, demeaning working conditions, and want a union.


AFL-CIO head: Time to take green jobs seriously

CLEVELAND - At a town hall meeting on "Creating Green Jobs," AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka called for massive federal investment in clean energy industry and technology.


“Workers of the world stuck together” and won at Hugo Boss

Hugo Boss workers fought, and won: "We did it! We have our jobs!"


Emotions high as Cleveland lays off teachers, school staff

CLEVELAND - Another land mine left by Wall Street's assault on American communities exploded here Tuesday night when the school board voted to lay off nearly 10 percent of its employees.


Hugo Boss workers keep fight for jobs alive

The workers at Hugo Boss deserve our support, urges Rep. Dennis Kucinich and others at a solidarity rally in Brooklyn, Ohio.


Workers battling plant shutdown get boost from Danny Glover

BROOKLYN, Ohio - The fight to stop Hugo Boss from closing its men's suit plant here got a big boost Tuesday from actor and social activist Danny Glover.


5,000 protesters to Whirlpool: We’re tired of being treated like trash

EVANSVILLE, Ind. - Whirlpool is putting over 1,000 workers out on the street, but they and 5,000 other working Americans stood up and said they don't want to be knocked down anymore.


Ohio jobs march hits Wall St. greed

The five biggest insurance companies made $12 billion in profits this year. They didn't make that providing health care to people, they did it by denying health care to people.

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