Labor News

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Unionists say America needs collective bargaining

"Our challenge is to build a movement that restores the American Dream," said Communications Workers of America President Larry Cohen.

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CWA: “We’ve had no choice but to fight”

Carolyn Wade didn't go looking for a fight, but she's in the middle of a big one: some call it a war on workers.

GOP bashes labor board

Ruling Republicans on the intensely ideological House Education and the Workforce Committee seized on a National Labor Relations Board proposal to streamline union election processes to once again bash the agency and organized labor.

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Against the odds, CWA fights for “good jobs, strong communities”

The Communications Workers of America is stressing "movement building" as its convention opens in Las Vegas this week.

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Farm workers protest veto of Calif. card check bill

California's Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, vetoed a bill that would have allowed farm workers to use the card check method to unionize. Brown refused to meet with the farm workers and the 25 legislators that camped outside of his office.

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Largest education union endorses Obama

The 3.2-million-member National Education Association has endorsed President Obama's 2012 re-election campaign.

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Uranium plant, run by scabs, fined for toxic leak

An accident at a uranium-processing plant in Metropolis, Ill, shows the danger of using scab labor in a plant that requires sophisticated and trained workers.

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Judge backs labor board over Boeing

A federal judge threw out a motion by Boeing to dismiss an NLRB lawsuit that charged the company with illegally punishing union workers in Washington state by moving a new production line to South Carolina.

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IKEA stacks deck against union backers

IKEA agreed to a union election date, but only after adding "team captains" to the pool in a move the Machinists union says is aimed at influencing the vote.

Workers charge Target uses threats, illegal actions

Workers lost a unionization vote at a Target store on New York's Long Island June 17. But UFCW is continuing the fight.

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