Labor News

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Labor movement celebrates Saundra Williams

"An outstanding and phenomenal woman," noted Metro Detroit Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) President Millie Hall about Metro Detroit AFL-CIO President Saundra Williams.

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Court ditches parts of Wisconsin’s anti-worker law

Late Friday afternoon a federal judge here struck down two parts of GOP Gov. Scott Walker's 2011 anti-worker law that killed collective bargaining rights for workers.

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Unions take aim at discrimination against Latinas

"For Latinas, the pathway to social and economic advancement is lined with hurdles," says the 134-page Trabajadoras: Challenges and Conditions of Latina Workers in the United States.

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Tesoro forces steelworker confrontation

The Tesoro Company is forcing its Steelworkers members at its six U.S. refineries into a confrontation.

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Missouri unions fight right-wing obstruction

"The sun is shining on organized labor today," State Sen. Tim Green, told thousands of union members.

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Teamsters highlight contradictions in Mexican trucks case

The Teamsters have apparently caught the Obama Transportation Department in several contradictions.

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Labor hits delay on new safety rule

The Obama administration's Office of Management and Budget is sitting on - apparently indefinitely - a proposed job safety rule to cut worker exposure to silica dust.

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Can labor recover from its critics? A reply to Francis Fox-Piven

The labor movement has more than its share of critics. It seems like nearly everyone is ready to give it advice, whether solicited or not.

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MI unions seek bargaining rights amendment

"Working families who built Michigan's middle class now want to rebuild it," Teamsters President James Hoffa said.

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