Labor News

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Today in labor history: Remembering Florence Reece

Reece will be forever known for the song, "Which Side Are You On?" written in 1931 during the "Harlan County War" strike in which her husband, Sam Reece, was an organizer.

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Houston church, NAACP support striking janitors

Ada Edwards, a former Houston city councilor, spoke along with the pastor at St. John's Methodist Church. When you win, we all win, she told the hundreds of workers at the rally.

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Missiouri, workers, faithful fight for better minimum wage

"The labor movement and the faith community are joined at the hip."

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Ohio refinery strikers: "We're fighting for families"

Two hundred thirty members of USW Local 624 have been on strike since May at the Husky Energy refinery, mainly over family issues.

 

 

 

Anheuser-Busch forces Teamster strike

The Anheuser-Busch-owned beer distributorship wanted to implement its own business model but apparently forgot the Teamsters.

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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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