Labor News

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Second heavily-Republican union backs Obama

In yet another move by a plurality Republican group, delegates to the IAFF convention formally endorsed President Obama and Vice President Biden for re-election.

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Today in labor history: Formation of Alliance for Labor Action

On this day, the United Autoworkers and the Teamsters formed the national trade union center, Alliance for Labor Action.

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Global boycott of Hyatt hotels underway

A global boycott of Hyatt hotels was launched today at a press conference.

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Top labor leader: November election most important in 80 years

In a speech in Homestead, Pa., Leo Gerard, president of the United Steelworkers, declared that corporate money in politics threatens to overwhelm the voice of labor unions.

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Janitors strike in Houston spreads to eight cities

Tomorrow the Houston janitors' strike, now in its second week, will spread to eight cities across the country. The strike has garnered significant national support.

Union-friendly investor defends pension plans

The point of all the initiatives is the same: Finding areas that can make money for investing unions and investing union pension plans - and put union members to work.

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Big British labor federation picks female leader

The Trades Union Congress, Great Britain's biggest labor federation, with 6.2 million members, elected Frances O'Grady as its General Secretary, its top administrative post.

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Contractors’ drug-free ‘pledge’ or the real thing?

Some arguments can best be won with the opportune use of a good example.

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Today in labor history: Rally in support of Charleston Five

On this day in history in 2001, 5,000 demonstrators rallied in support of the Charleston Five.

Independent union of Merck workers joins OPEIU

Affiliation with OPEIU will give more strength in representing members as part of the 108,000-member OPEIU and the support of the 13 million members of the AFL-CIO and organized labor

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