Labor News

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Teamsters ratify new contract with Sotheby's, ending 10-month lockout

The 42 Teamsters who work as art handlers for the famed Sotheby's auction house in Manhattan overwhelmingly ratified a new 3-year contract with the firm on May 31, ending the company's 10-month lockout.

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The Battle of Toledo

Today in labor history: On May 23, 1934 workers in Toledo Ohio, overcame police and company strike breaking efforts.

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Striking Red Cross workers' life blood on the line

"Working at a site without air on a 90-degree day and trying to keep my staff and donors from passing out was part of my daily challenge."

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Labor's top organizer sees long fight ahead

Labor groups, Latinos, African-Americans, women, and students must unite in a years-long campaign to restore and reclaim workers rights.

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Trumka: Labor and allies to unveil economic platform

A coalition of progressive groups, led by the AFL-CIO, will unveil a joint platform this summer.

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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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