Labor News

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Protests force feds to back down on airplane knives

Union protests forced the Obama administration's TSA to yank its plan to let airplane passengers bring small knives aboard planes.

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Unions oppose letting Japan into trade pact

The Steelworkers, the Autoworkers and the AFL-CIO formally oppose letting Japan join talks on the latest controversial "free trade" treaty, the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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Dems to push job creation package

House Democrats will roll out a new package of "Make It In America" manufacturing-centered jobs creation bills, one of their top leaders announced on April 9.

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Today in labor history: Congress approves landmark WPA

On April 8, 1935, with the nation in the depths of the Depression, Congress voted to approve the Works Progress Administration.

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AFL-CIO, Chamber reach tentative deal on guest workers

"From making sure citizenship for the 11 million is achievable not only in theory, but in fact, to maintaining family unity, the labor movement's immigration campaign is just getting started."

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U.S. and British transport workers form alliance

They have agreed to cooperate on safety issues; launch joint campaigns targeting employers in-common; and advance a strategy promoting the right of workers to organize unions and bargain.

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Labor board to ask Supreme Court to restore its power

In a brief announcement, the board said it would ask the justices to review the case, Noel Canning vs. NLRB.

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Detroit needs jobs, not emergency managers

"We don't need an emergency manager; we need someone to help manage our emergency."

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Missouri may become latest Right-to-Work (for less) state

If Republican lawmakers get their way, Missouri may become the 25th state in the nation to impose a so-called 'Right-to-Work' law.

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Elections have consequences: “Right to work” is one of them

The GOP majority in the Pennsylvania state capitol in Harrisburg is pushing a so-called "right-to-work" law in the Quaker State.

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