Labor News

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Immigration reform a top goal for Auto Workers

Declaring, "We are a union of immigrants," Auto Workers President Bob King elevated immigration reform to a top spot on the UAW's lobbying agenda.

 

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Union reps warn of “devastating” budget cuts

The unions and their allies have launched campaigns against the budget cutting ideas, contacting lawmakers both in D.C. and at home.

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Illinois Gov. stops extending AFSCME pact as bargaining continues

Governor Pat Quinn and the Illinois General Assembly are proving that sometimes, unionized workers for state and local governments can't trust the Democrats, either.

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Union leaders to Obama: raise taxes on the rich, aid middle class

Union leaders meeting with Barack Obama on Nov. 13 urged him to stick to his campaign pledges to raise taxes on the rich and to aid the middle class.

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Biden draws cheers at AFT convention

The vice president was introduced by Jill Biden who taught for 13 years in a public high school and continues teaching full time at Northern Virginia Community College, even as she serves as the "Second Lady."

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Letter carriers step up drive to save Postal Service

Letter Carriers President Fredric Rolando is challenging his union to step up its crusade to save the Postal Service, saying that "if we don't, no one else will."

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Report: Public sector cuts kill private jobs, too

Public sector job cuts are politically motivated, orchestrated by the Republicans and disproportionately hurting women and minorities.

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NYC public workers battle Bloomberg, with video

Even as Mayor Michael Bloomberg ladles out billions of dollars to contractors in questionable deals, the multimillionaire former businessman is trying to cut pay of 10,000 of the city's municipal trades workers.

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Cities’ budget cuts target firefighters, slowing responses

From coast to coast, mayors and city councils are hacking away at firefighters' ranks in desperate attempts to cut budgets and save cash by cutting workers.

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War on workers in Minnesota: unprecedented attacks in 2012 legislative session

Republicans unveiled an unprecedented attack on worker rights and protections, including the granddaddy of all anti-union legislation: "Right to work."

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