Labor News

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Today in labor history: Air Line Stewardesses Association formed

Five flight attendants formed the Air Line Stewardesses Association, the first-ever labor union representing female flight attendants.

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Federal union protests GOP Ryan: He hustles for the 1%

AFGE elected Secretary-Treasurer J. David Cox, a VA hospital worker from North Carolina, as their new president on August 15 at the union's convention in Las Vegas.

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Machinists reach tentative contract with Caterpillar

The proposed six-year contract contains many improvements over previous offers.

Big union win for security guards

Four enormous security companies have agreed to recognize the SEIU -- and begin negotiating a union contract -- for about 500 Portland-area security guards.

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Michigan attorney general: “Collective bargaining initiative unconstitutional!”

Given the hyper-partisan climate in Michigan's state capitol, this shouldn't surprise anyone.

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Unions: The folks who brought you summer vacations!

These avid outdoors folk speak about the importance of their union job, which allows them the financial resources and the vacation time to go hunting and fishing.

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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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