Labor News

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Doesn’t feel like shared sacrifice to Detroit’s pensioners

"We have retirees who are in their eighties and nineties - are they supposed to get a job?"

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Immigration reform advocates speak out at AFL-CIO headquarters

People all over the U.S. must pressure the GOP-run U.S. House to approve comprehensive immigration reform.

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Steelworkers oppose using Chinese steel for Verrazano Bridge repairs

Another local transit agency is repairing another big well-known U.S. bridge using Chinese steel, and thus not U.S. steel or steelworkers.

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AFL-CIO hits Obama’s postponement of employer health care mandate

The AFL-CIO is upset by the latest health care development: a one-year postponement of another key section, the employer mandate.

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AFL-CIO’s Holt-Baker, 30 others, arrested at West Virginia protest

The U.S. "is not great because of CEOs and lawyers. It's great because of working people. This is a faith-based movement, it's a civil rights movement, and it cannot fail."

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Obama’s acting labor secretary calls for minimum wage hike

Saying that it would help lift up workers and families, Acting Labor Secretary Seth Harris reiterated the Obama administration's support for raising the minimum wage.

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Walker’s anti-union law heads for new test in court

Here we go again in Wisconsin: Right-wing Gov. Scott Walker's anti-union law is headed for another test in the state's Supreme Court.

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Today in labor history: Organizing drive that led to formation of USW

On this day in 1936, unionists gathered in Pittsburgh, organized by the Steel Workers Organizing Committee (SWOC).

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Union movement reawakens in rural Oregon

The union movement is being reawakened in rural Oregon.

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U.S. threatens to yank trade preferences for Bangladesh

 The recent factory collapse in Bangladesh has forced the Obama administration to decide by the end of this month whether to yank trade preferences for the country.


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