Labor News

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Angry Wisconsin workers occupy Capitol

Thousands of union members and their allies have effectively occupied the state Capitol and the grounds around it for more than 36 hours now.

Obama plan cuts funds for Labor Department next year

President Barack Obama's proposed spending plan for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1 cuts the Department of Labor's budget by $40 billion.

Officials use budget woes to attack public unions

State officials around the country are using state and local budget woes as a smokescreen for campaigns against public unions.

Shop Talk: saving jobs, preventing disasters and more

Not paid at all for three pay periods, 3,750 jobs saved at Kansas City plant, Union credited with saving 700 jobs in Indiana, He wants working families to pay, Coal mine disaster 'preventable'

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Labor Deptartment zeroes in on women's issues

The Labor Department's Women's Bureau, faced with small size, a budget freeze and potential cuts, will emphasize research on working women's issues, outreach to workers and - despite a potentially hostile GOP House majority - paycheck fairness, the agency's director says.

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Rehire all laid-off teachers, rally demands

"I'm carrying my purse, because they are trying to steal from us. I'm not wearing my earrings because we are in a fight!" declared Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis.

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With disco, jazz, country beat, letter carriers rally to save Saturday delivery

It was one of the most important conventions I have ever attended, and at the top of the agenda was our campaign "5 Days is the Wrong Way - Save Saturday Delivery."

European unions set to march for “Robin Hood taxes”

Next in the "rising tide of world labor protest" file comes the September 29 labor actions in Europe.

Social Security at 75 is under attack, again

"There is no tragedy in growing old, but there is tragedy in growing old without means of support,"President Franklin Delano Roosevelt said in 1934.

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Rally slams move to end Saturday mail service

ST. LOUIS - "To eliminate Saturday service would destroy the Postal Service," Tony Harris, president of the American Postal Workers Union Gateway District Area Local, said July 12.

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