Labor News

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Contractors’ drug-free ‘pledge’ or the real thing?

Some arguments can best be won with the opportune use of a good example.

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Union workers reject Crystal Sugar’s concession demands

A total of 82 percent of union members voted on the demands. Of those, 63 percent voted to reject Crystal's contract offer.

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Judge sides with American Airlines, blocks employees' vote

CWA spent years contacting the customer service reps at American Airlines and was ready to hold a union election just as management took the company into bankruptcy.

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NYC public workers battle Bloomberg, with video

Even as Mayor Michael Bloomberg ladles out billions of dollars to contractors in questionable deals, the multimillionaire former businessman is trying to cut pay of 10,000 of the city's municipal trades workers.

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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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War on workers in Minnesota: unprecedented attacks in 2012 legislative session

Republicans unveiled an unprecedented attack on worker rights and protections, including the granddaddy of all anti-union legislation: "Right to work."

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Strikers blast Caterpillar greed, reject concessions

Unabashed corporate greed, is how striking workers are describing Caterpillar's efforts to slash wages and benefits while eliminating pensions and seniority rights at their plant here.

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Teamsters proposal to restructure bankrupt Hostess

The Teamsters' proposal demands executives, as well as all stakeholders, share equally in financial sacrifices for Hostess to emerge from bankruptcy "instead of paying lip-service to the concept."

Chicago wage theft of Polish workers exposed

Zwirecki was sentenced to 12 months probation and ordered by Cook County Circuit Court Judge Dennis Porter to pay $60,804 in restitution and a $10,333 fine.

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Should union organizers get civil rights protections?

Workers who are trying to unionize should be added to the groups of people protected by the nation's civil rights laws, two authors say. Currently those laws apply to women and minorities. Their idea, in the book, Why Labor Organizing Should Be A Civil RightWorkers who are trying to unionize should be added to the groups of people protected by the nation's civil rights laws, two authors say. Currently those laws apply to women and minorities. Their idea, in the book, Why Labor Organizing Should Be A Civil RightWorkers who are trying to unionize should be added to the groups of people protected by the nation's civil rights laws, two authors say. 

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