Labor News

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Catholic Church not practicing what it preaches on labor rights

Despite the church's pro-union doctrines, embraced in Catholic Social Thought for more than 120 years, those leaders often act just like corporate executives when it comes to labor relations.

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45,000 workers march in support of Second Bill of Rights

The 45,000 workers and their allies came to hear labor leaders, community activists, and elected officials voice their frustration with politicians' failure to address the needs of working people.

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Today in labor history: Air Line Pilots Assocation founded in Chicago

A five-man Central Executive Council was established, dues were set, and the official motto became "Schedule with Safety."

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Caterpillar strikers carry on David vs. Goliath battle

The company forced a strike with a draconian contract offer that would slash wages, increase health care costs and demolish pensions. Workers rejected the offer by a vote of 504-116.

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CWA workers fighting for a fair contract with AT&T

AT&T "is manufacturing a crisis that doesn't exist" so it can squeeze us while making billions in profits every quarter. "They're trying to take away our benefits, slash our health care, trying to underfund our pensions."

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AFL-CIO: Prosperity requires stronger labor laws

Strengthening labor law is part of a comprehensive plan for shared prosperity the AFL-CIO Executive Council endorsed last week.

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Union fights scheme to privatize NYC parking meters

If New York's 90,000 meters are sold, private owners would reap profits for years while the city would be left with an annual $150 million revenue hole for decades.

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Houston church, NAACP support striking janitors

Ada Edwards, a former Houston city councilor, spoke along with the pastor at St. John's Methodist Church. When you win, we all win, she told the hundreds of workers at the rally.

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Today in labor history: Football players begin two-day strike

The strike was ultimately a victory, earning a further $11 million in pensions and benefits.

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