Labor News

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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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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.

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