Labor News

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Union leaders, lawmakers, mayors unveil Progressive Agenda

Saying "we need to reward work, not wealth," the group unveiled a massive grassroots campaign for "A Progressive Agenda."

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Retirees, allies rally at Cleveland hearing

The Republican Party, supporting Social Security cuts and attacks on pensions, has declared war on retirees. 

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Wisconsin workers barred from right-to-work-for-less signing ceremony

The national decline in union membership and soaring wage inequity are inescapable twin realities that make absurd the blaming of unions for fiscal problems.

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President seeks hike in extended federal jobless benefits

Proposals would improve the solvency of state programs, reach more workers in need, and make the UI program more responsive to economic downturns. 

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Happiness is … joining a union!

Union members are happier with their lives than nonunion workers. Makes sense, right? Now comes a study that proves it.

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Walmart forces workers to pay for new uniforms

"Every few months you guys dream up something new to torture the associates with."

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Minnesota health care workers beat down right wing court challenge

If Service Employees win, it would be the largest union election and organizing victory in Minnesota history and one of the largest in the U.S. in the last several years.

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Letter carriers: U.S. mail not for sale!

Letter carriers are concerned about the privatization threat and the threat to eliminate Saturday delivery, and about attempts to end door to door delivery service altogether.

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Postal workers and supporters rally to save the mail

Chants of "U.S. mail is not for sale" echoed through the canyons of Chicago's downtown skyscrapers as thousands of union postal workers, teachers and other supporters rallied

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AFSCME helping 12,000 Chicago cab drivers unionize

Over 1,000 delegates to the 41st AFSCME International Convention told the 12,000 cab drivers of this city who are trying to unionize that they are not alone.

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