Labor News

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Fishermen take a beating from oil spill

NEW ORLEANS - Chet Held, 48, has been fishing the waters here off the Gulf Coast since he was a little boy.

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“Worse than Katrina,” La. leaders warn oil spill worse than media says

NEW ORLEANS - Labor leaders here say the oil spill will be worse for workers in this region than Hurricane Katrina was almost five years ago and that the major media, both locally and nationally, are actually downplaying its significance.

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AFL-CIO launches online college

 AFL-CIO is joining the National Labor College and the Princeton Review to launch an online College for Working Families.

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U.S. union members delivered jobs message in Copenhagen

Forty union members from the U.S. went to the climate change talks in Copenhagen to give world leaders the working class view on saving the planet.

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Feeling heat, U.S.-China firms say they’ll build turbines here

Under pressure from the nation’s biggest manufacturing union, a U.S.-China energy partnership said it would build a factory here, creating 1,000 jobs.

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Foreign companies getting bulk of green stimulus

Of the $1.05 billion of stimulus funds handed out for clean energy grants since Sept. 1, 84 percent - $849 million - has gone to foreign wind companies.

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Janitors call for ‘green’ cleaning

SAN FRANCISCO - For weeks now, teams of supermarket janitors have been traversing northern California on a mission: get supermakerts to go green.

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Labor, progressives, manufacturers meet: ‘Think big & bold’ to rebuild economy

WASHINGTON — A jam-packed conference here Oct. 29 demanded bold action for a new, green manufacturing economy.

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