Labor News

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Labor says jobs deficit is the real crisis

Labor leaders say the nation's real crisis is not a debt crisis but an unemployment crisis and spending cuts could, in fact, spiral the country into an even deeper recession.

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Verizon workers, allies stage massive contract rally

Verizon, which earns billions in profits and whose chief officer makes $55,000 per day, is attacking the working conditions, health benefits and pensions of its unionized workforce.

Unions demand good jobs as study shows openings pay little

"Industries that once were great contributors to our country - auto, shipbuilding, machine tools and even electronics - are shadows of what they once were," declares the Task Force on Job Creation, in its report, released in July.

Report: Sexual discrimination rampant

Sexual discrimination on the job, including sexual harassment, is much more rampant, and takes many more forms, than is generally realized, a new report from the Institute for Women's Policy Research says.

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Union victory is sweet, says Piedmont Airlines worker (video)

In this video, Piedmont Airlines ramp worker Abdur Dilal tells the more than 1,100 delegates and guests at the Communications Workers convention about the hard-fought campaign to win a union.

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IKEA workers win their union

In a 221-69 vote, workers at the IKEA Swedwood plant here voted to have the Machinists union become their official representative.

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Danville IKEA workers voting today on union

An election today at IKEA's Swedwood furniture plant will determine whether workers at the plant will have a union to represent them.

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Longshore workers battle union-buster (video)

EGT, an international consortium in Longview, Wash., is privatizing a public dock, owned by the Port of Longview, and bringing in scab labor to bust the workers' local longshore union.

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Verizon workers to take strike vote July 25 (video)

Verizon workers and retirees face the fight of their lives, as the profitable telecom corporation tries to take back every hard-earned benefit.

Union leaders blast White House Wal-Mart alliance

Everyone wants more fresh food in low-income communities, but Wal-Mart's lousy anti-worker stands undermine those same communities.

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