Labor News

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Labor fightback in the Great Recession

For over 30 years the labor movement has faced relentless corporate, political, and right-wing attack. And since the "great recession," this attack has risen in intensity and viciousness.

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Top anti-union outfit smaller than believed

The Associated Builders and Contractors proclaims itself the national voice of non-union construction companies. However, it actually represents just a small share of U.S. contractors.

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Obama to building trades: GOP blocking construction jobs

Obama's campaign for more construction jobs comes against a continuing backdrop of high joblessness in the construction industry: 17.2% in March, more than double the national jobless rate of 8.2%.

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Workers say fight to save Post Office goes on

By a 62-37 vote on Apr. 25, the Senate approved a modified postal "reform" bill, S1789. The battle over the future of the Postal Service now moves to the GOP-run House.

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Worker’s Memorial Day: regulations save lives

While President Obama is pushing for more safety, he warned business groups are pushing back with an "all out assault."

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Taxi drivers honor AFL-CIO leader

New York City taxi drivers and supporters gathered at the headquarters of the United Federation of Teachers in lower Manhattan.

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Walker’s revenge felt by Wisconsin workers

Three groups of Badger State workers have been 'disciplined' for opposing GOP Gov. Scott Walker.

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2,000 march in New Haven for jobs pipeline

The movement in New Haven for jobs, youth opportunity, and an end to violence filled the streets with a march of 2,000 last week.

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Unions: Colombia trade deal stinks

The AFL-CIO described it as "deeply disappointing and troubling."

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Rough going for anti-union drives

The right-wing anti-labor agenda continues, as bills in state capitols countrywide - designed to attack workers rights - still threaten middle and working class families.

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