Labor News

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Video: Chicago teachers protest charter expansion

 Teachers union activists assembled at the Chicago Public School Board before classes began to protest plans to expand for-profit charter schools.

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Rail safety problems trigger protests

Railroad Workers United reported that the first protest about safety, or lack of it, on rail lines occurred in Chicago on May 27.

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New NEA president Eskelsen Garcia brings verve, edge to union

Teacher Lily Eskelsen Garcia has seen poverty's impact on her students, so for her, the issue is personal.

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Right-to-work loses in Illinois house, heads for Missouri veto

In a rebuke to GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner's anti-worker agenda, the Democratic-run Illinois House voted his bill down.

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Cleveland labor launches campaign against racism

The North Shore AFL-CIO Federation of Labor has launched a campaign to support the fight against racism.

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Protesters serve notice to McDonald’s shareholders: $15 and union

The demonstrators had a single-minded determination to send a message to McDonald's on the eve of its stockholders meeting.

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Katrina smashed New Orleans, now SCOTUS smashes its teachers

The quest of 7,500 fired New Orleans teachers and school staffers for back pay and damages ended in a loss at the Supreme Court.

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Rail unions weigh in with more analysis on Amtrak crash

Why was there a one-person train crew and no Positive Train Control system?

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Pension plans at stake in Bricklayers dispute

In current negotiations, the management trustees of the union's pension propose to radically change the union's pension plan.

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Labor steps up its crusade for undocumented workers

"We see 20 percent of our workforce being deported; half of Texas' construction workers are undocumented."

 

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