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West Coast ports resume operations, after tentative contract is reached

The 29 West Coast ports together handle a quarter of the country's international trade, or about $1 trillion a year, crucial to U.S. economy.

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Officials admit bosses to blame for West Coast port tie-up

Longshore workers are ready, willing and able to clear the backlog created by the industry's poor decisions.

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Injunction halts action against Philly teachers contract

At stake in this whiplash fight to fund public education is whether the SRC can abrogate the contract with the PFT, imposing its terms.

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Farm workers: One, two, three grapes, you're out!

Harassment, abuse, and wage theft is going on in the fields of California's Central Valley by one of the nation's largest fruit growers, Gerawan.

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Auto mechanics won’t be bulldozed off the picket line

Auto mechanics of AMU Local 701 have been on strike at Al Piemonte Chevrolet for a fair contract for over three months.

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Calif. Gov. Brown vetoes pro-farmworker bill

The measure would have removed a roadblock growers use to prevent contracts with workers, primarily represented by UFW, from taking effect.

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UFCW on a roll in southern California

Unionists ratified a new contract with the area's big food chains, and Local 770 passed the 100-store organizing mark at CVS, adding 2,000 members.

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Food contracts cycle underway again for Southern Calif. Teamsters, UFCW

A historic core industry of the two major unions in Southern California, retail food, has begun its every-five-years-or-so cycle of bare-knuckle contract negotiations.

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L & M nurses and tech workers win a contract

The 800 workers stood strong and with a broad array of public support forced the administration of the community hospital to end the lockout.

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Boeing continues to play one state off against another

SEATTLE (PAI)-Members of the International Association of Machinists in the Pacific Northwest are voting today on an 8-year contract extension offer from Boeing that many are unhappy with.

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