Labor News

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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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Under the gun, Congress OK’s 90-day fix on mass transit

The ruling House GOP wouldn't even let lawmakers vote on a 2-year bipartisan highway-mass transit bill the Senate approved earlier this month.

Trumka, Weingarten blame GOP for "super committee" failure

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and AFT President Randi Weingarten, blamed the flop on GOP refusal to abandon tax cuts for the rich.

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Postal unions blast two "rescue" bills

Postal workers are blasting both Postal Service "rescue" bills as deeply flawed legislation that would come close to killing the Postal Service.

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Workers taking "extraordinary measures" to save Postal Service

The National Association of Letter Carriers has revved up its campaign to save America's postal service.

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Postal workers rally in St. Louis (video)

Postal workers held hundreds of simultaneous rallies all across the country to bring attention to a bill that would address the manufactured financial crisis facing the Postal Service.

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Workers demonstrate to save the U.S. mail

Postal workers and their supporters here were among many thousands throughout the country who demonstrated to save the U.S. Postal Service from austerity measures

Does outsourcing save government money?

Contracting out federal jobs to the private sector  wastes billions of dollars, a new study shows.

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