Labor News

Educators tell labor board: Restore our rights

Graduate assistants and teaching assistants at New York University want their union rights back.

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Biden: GOP doesn’t understand middle class

Most of his speech alternated between jabs at GOP leaders, and defense of the Obama administration's actions.

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GOP forces anti-labor provisions into transport bills

That rewrite, an attempt to end a fight over union recognition votes at airlines and railroads, ended up leaving workers and their unions with the short end of the stick.

Thousands join picket lines at Kaiser Permanente’s California hospitals

Thousands of workers at Kaiser Permanente facilities across California marched on picket lines.

Union membership up slightly, despite attacks

Membership in unions increased by 49,000 from 2010 to 2011, including 15.000 new members in the 16 to 24-year-old range.

Workers brave cold to lobby lawmakers on "right-to-work" danger

Members from turning out to Champlin City Hall to learn more about a coming threat: a proposed "right to work" amendment to the Minnesota constitution.

Tentative agreement could end West Coast longshore battle

The tentative agreement may defuse a tense standoff as the Longview dockworkers wage a valiant battle to defend their jobs.

Ignoring public opinion, Indiana Senate approves “right to work”

Despite mass opposition to the so-called right to work bill, the Indiana State Senate yesterday approved the measure.

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2012: More battles ahead on Capitol Hill for workers

Workers, their unions and their allies are gearing up for more tough legislative fights in 2012.

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AFL-CIO calls for urgent action to stop Indiana "right-to-work"

The AFL-CIO has issued a national appeal for help to stop passage of a so-called "right-to-work" law in Indiana. "We are at war," the AFL-CIO appeal reads. "The assault on workers in Indiana continues."

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