Labor News

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IKEA workers win their union

In a 221-69 vote, workers at the IKEA Swedwood plant here voted to have the Machinists union become their official representative.

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Danville IKEA workers voting today on union

An election today at IKEA's Swedwood furniture plant will determine whether workers at the plant will have a union to represent them.

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Longshore workers battle union-buster (video)

EGT, an international consortium in Longview, Wash., is privatizing a public dock, owned by the Port of Longview, and bringing in scab labor to bust the workers' local longshore union.

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Verizon workers to take strike vote July 25 (video)

Verizon workers and retirees face the fight of their lives, as the profitable telecom corporation tries to take back every hard-earned benefit.

Union leaders blast White House Wal-Mart alliance

Everyone wants more fresh food in low-income communities, but Wal-Mart's lousy anti-worker stands undermine those same communities.

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Labor leader renews call to bring troops home (video)

VIDEO: CWA President Larry Cohen talks about the union's message to America, bringing the troops home from Iraq and Afghanistan and endorsing President Barack Obama.

Unionists tell NLRB of election delays, management intimidation

Unionists joined a parade of witnesses in the first of two days of NLRB hearings on its proposed rules to streamline union elections. Most of the witnesses were lawyers, including from several notorious union-busting firms.

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Union means everything on New Orleans docks

As they operate the cranes and forklifts at this famous port, workers here say they are 100 percent behind the fight for union rights being waged across the country.

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Michigan nurses protest GOP cuts with soup kitchen at State Capitol

Now comes the latest labor protest: The July 13 Michigan Nurses Association's "Governor Snyder's 'No Soup for You'" kitchen.

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Next Generation claim union, social justice organizing as their own

Younger CWA union members start Next Generation campaign to organize youth into better-paid jobs and labor's social activism.

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