Labor News

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Southwest Airlines: not so luvly to employees

Since the union's contract with Southwest Airlines became amendable, workers say the company has stalled in negotiations and brought an ever-increasing list of demands for cuts.

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Unions go public with intent to overhaul their own structure

The AFL-CIO will probe new ways of organizing itself and the broader labor movement and its allies to meet what it says are the changing times.

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Trumka: AFL-CIO to undergo wide-scale revamp

The revamp will meet the conditions of changing workplaces, extend labor's reach, and shift its emphasis within the federation to more inter-union and regional cooperation.

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New consumer campaign: higher minimum wage for restaurant workers

Can you imagine trying to live on $2.13 an hour, with no sick days and a 1-in-10 chance of having health care coverage?

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Michigan unions battle private sector right to work law

Disregarding a move by Michigan's GOP governor to take the issue straight to the state Supreme Court, Michigan unions sued to overturn the state's  "right to work" law affecting private sector workers.

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Join Days of Action for worker rights in Mexico

Actions in the U.S. will vary from protests to delivering letters to Mexican government consulate offices.

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Avondale shipyard story could get a happy ending

The long struggle by thousands of Avondale shipyard workers here to save their jobs appears to have been successful.

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Unions and allies to GOP: Stop holding Americans hostage!

The two top Illinois labor leaders were joined by policy experts to demand closing tax loopholes for Wall Street and the richest two percent of Americans.

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Miners arrested in protest against coal company

The nation's largest coal companies created the spin-off company, Patriot Coal, in a scheme to rob thousands of union members and beneficiaries of their pensions and health care benefits.

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Today in labor history: Lucy Parsons leads march in Chicago

Parsons was described by the Chicago Police Department as "more dangerous than a thousand rioters."

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