Labor News

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Labor, democracy and the debt ceiling

Discussing the negotiations on the debt ceiling got me thinking about some early experiences in the labor movement.

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Largest education union endorses Obama

The 3.2-million-member National Education Association has endorsed President Obama's 2012 re-election campaign.

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5,000 join union-led march against corporate greed

As the nation's top CEOs held a June 14 summit in Chicago, 5,000 angry demonstrators outside chanted, "You got bailed out, we got sold out!"

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In tough situation, Conn. state workers to vote on contract

Thousands of state workers are expected for a question and answer session about the tentative agreement hammered out by their unions.

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California teachers arrested

A week of statewide teacher protests in California included the arrest of 26 members of the California Teachers Association.

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State workers tell Missouri lawmakers: Stop stealing from us

Hundreds rallied in Jefferson City at Missouri's State Capitol building against "right to work" and paycheck deception legislation.

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Teachers roar: We didn't cause the budget crisis!

Thousands of Texans converged and converged again for some of the biggest labor actions in decades.

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1,000 Michigan workers lobby: Save our communities!

Workers answered the Michigan AFL-CIO's call and turned out in force March 8 to lobby the state Senate against budget cuts and takeovers of cities and schools.

Union leaders to Obama aide: ‘This is a defining moment’

AFL-CIO leaders have told a top aide to President Obama that the current fight in states over workers' rights must be used to discuss the future of the country and of workers.

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How Wisconsin 14 have halted two budget havocs

Why is Gov. Scott Walker so desperate to get back the minority Democrats of the Senate? It's certainly not to vote with him. It's actually not to vote at all.

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