Labor News

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Outside the box: workers’ centers give labor a boost

Workers' centers, or non-traditional unions, have scored significant victories lately and offer important new ways of building the labor movement.

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Labor pulling out the vote in key state

Union members hit the ground running to get their co-workers out to vote this November in Connecticut, one of 21 battleground states designated by the AFL-CIO.

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Labor editor wins award: good time to give

John Wojcik, labor editor of peoplesworld.org, is a winner. Show the love.

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Workers in New England rustbelt fight to keep plant open

A group of workers in New England's economic rustbelt are battling an aerospace giant to preserve their livelihoods.

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U.S. unions, Canadian energy sign pact on transnational pipeline

Four U.S. construction unions signed a Project Labor Agreement on Sept. 14 with a large Canadian energy company, to build a big trans-national oil pipeline from the oil sands of Alberta to the refineries of Texas' Gulf Coast.

European unions set to march for “Robin Hood taxes”

Next in the "rising tide of world labor protest" file comes the September 29 labor actions in Europe.

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Mott’s workers OK new contract

In the nearly four-month-long strike a small group of workers faced off against the corporate behemoth Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, and achieved what appears to be an important victory.

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In California elections, 'jobs' is the watchword

OAKLAND, Calif. - With unemployment officially pegged at 12.3 percent in California, it's clear topic number one for Democratic candidates at all levels will be jobs.

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Ohioans kick off mid-term election fight

Warning of the extreme danger to the rights working people and to democracy if Republicans win, AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka, Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland and candidates for office stumped Labor Day events.

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Great day for labor: Obama goes to Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE -- There was one clear message everyone in the crowd at Laborfest here took home with them September 6: the true meaning of Labor Day.

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