Labor News

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Administration brings GOP attacks on NLRB to Supreme Court

The NLRB and the Justice Department formally asked the U.S. Supreme Court to settle the issue of whether the courts can legally strip federal agencies of their power to do anything.

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GOP senators push bill to kill NLRB

Eleven Senate Republicans have introduced a bill to virtually shut down the National Labor Relations Board.

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More firms challenge NLRB’s right to rule on their cases

 Two more companies have dragged the NLRB into federal appellate courts, questioning the agency's right to rule in their labor-management disputes because NLRB allegedly lacked a quorum.

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Labor leaders demand Senate action on NLRB

As expected, the AFL-CIO Executive Council issued a statement Feb. 26 on the ongoing attempt by anti-worker politicians and their corporate sponsors to destroy the National Labor Relations Board

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Labor and allies honor King and defend workers

Many consider Philadelphia  "ground zero" in the fight to save and improve public education and public services.

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Illinois governor waging war on public service workers

The rights of public service workers seem to be of no consequence to Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn.

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Standoff at grain terminals: workers on the job without contract

All the grain terminals, which handle a huge share of overall U.S. grain trade, are owned by huge multinational corporations, many of them foreign-based.

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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.

AFSCME reports earlier Wisconsin, Ohio battles sharply boosted 2012 turnout

Battles over collective bargaining rights for state and local government workers sharply boosted overall labor enthusiasm and turnout in those two states this year.

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Detroit Labor Day: "Stand up for collective bargaining"

Michigan's working families know they are in the fight of their lives. The state's Republican legislature is introducing bill after bill that curtails workers' right to bargain collectively.

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