Labor News

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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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Hunger strike underway in D.C.

 Planned cuts to the U.S. Postal Service that would cost more than 100,000 active workers their jobs and other cuts, prompted eight retired union Letter Carriers to begin a hunger strike in D.C. on June 25. t

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Florida tomato harvesters take penny campaign to Giant Food

Day by day for the last eight years, Santiago Perez has toiled in the tomato fields of Immokalee, Fla. It's not fun.

Labor rallies to extend unemployment lifeline

The AFL-CIO and allied groups have held actions in 50 cities urging extension of unemployment benefits set to begin expiring in January.

Steelworkers, top British union, hold joint Congress

The London conference discussed participation by rank and file delegations of activists in each other's education, rapid response, health and safety, civil rights, and women's conferences.

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Domestic Workers United, Occupy Wall Street oppose Keystone XL pipeline

Domestic Workers United, which the AFL-CIO recently honored, and Occupy Wall Street, the anti-greed grass-roots movement labor backs, decided to oppose construction of the Keystone XL pipeline from Alberta to Texas.

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Scott Walker not welcome in Chicago (with video)

Wisconsin's union busting governor Scott Walker came to Chicago last week and labor, community and Occupy Chicago reminded him the Windy City is a union town.

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In Ohio town, Solidarity Day rally vows to repeal SB 5

Hundreds rallied on the courthouse lawn in Newark, Ohio, on Oct. 30, "Solidarity Day," calling for repeal of Ohio's union-busting SB 5 law.

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