Labor News

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Chicago transit workers: get trains and buses rolling again

They appear everywhere in uniform and are a constant reminder of the high cost of the state budget crisis: they are the 1,200 Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) workers.

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Teachers protest cuts with one-day strike

OAKLAND, Calif. - Teachers staged a one-day strike April 29 in response to the school board's unilateral imposition of a contract that lays off teachers, and increases class sizes, with no pay raises.

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Sacramento protests “Queen Meg” with one of its own

Teachers, nurses and state workers crowded around the entrance to the exclusive Sutter Club here to protest billionaire GOP candidate Meg Whitman.

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Emotions high as Cleveland lays off teachers, school staff

CLEVELAND - Another land mine left by Wall Street's assault on American communities exploded here Tuesday night when the school board voted to lay off nearly 10 percent of its employees.

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State workers slam cuts, call for taxing the rich

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - "It is not OK to balance the budget off of our backs," state workers told lawmakers here March 31.

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