Labor News

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Sweetheart deal with Staples results in postal cuts in San Francisco

"This is a plan to close Post Offices and outsource postal work. A sign on the door that says 'We're closed, go to Staples.' It couldn't get much more obvious.

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Labor’s Hall of Fame inducts Susan Holleran, Doug Fraser

Holleran's dedication to telling the stories of hard-working women and men fighting for their rights in the workplace inspired other writers who knew her.

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UAW faces big challenges at its 36th Constitutional Convention

As they were getting ready for the big United Auto Workers convention, many members talked about what they say are some of the union's biggest challenges.

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New teacher union movement is rising

Teacher unions must unite with parents, students and the community to improve public schools so that we have healthy communities and a vibrant democracy.

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Today in labor history: Police open fire on striking steelworkers

Police opened fire on workers who were marching to the Republic Steel plant in south Chicago to set up a picket line.

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GOP Anchorage mayor calls union dues slavery

Proving that stupid political statements are not confined to the "Lower 48" of the nation's 50 states, the Republican mayor of Anchorage called union dues "slavery."

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Today in labor history: Steel Workers Organizing Committee dissolved

On this day in 1942, the Steel Workers Organizing Committee (SWOC)  was disbanded and replaced by the United Steel Workers of America (USWA).

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AFGE: Veterans Affairs Dept. problems include retaliating vs. whistleblowers

"When they have sounded the alarm our members faced retaliation and intimidation. No one should have to choose between keeping their job and speaking out about threats to patient care."

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Today in labor history: Hawaiian workers win collective bargaining

On May 21, 1945, the Hawaii Employee Relations Act was signed, guaranteeing the predominantly Native Hawaiian and Asian immigrant pineapple and sugar workers the right to bargain collectively.

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Unity was their cry: Fast food workers go global

Tattooed teenagers joined with their sign-carrying elders as part of the global fast food workers' strike. Like an idea whose time has come, there was no holding back this group.

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