Labor News

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Pastor pits God vs. common courtesy at Applebee's

We all hold similar definitions of common courtesy - that's why it's called "common."

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Wisconsin dairy workers lose their livelihoods

Wisconsin is the state known as 'America's Dairyland', but this month it ran out of milk.

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Today in labor history: Starving farmers demand food

In the depths of the Great Depression, some 500 farmers marched into the town of England, Ark., to demand food for their starving families.

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Fast food workers protest low wages, movement catches fire

Low-wage workers with the help of community groups and labor unions are sending a message to the fast food industry.

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Chipotle signs “Fair Food” pact with Immokalee workers

Following a six-year struggle, the CIW signed an agreement Oct. 4 with Chipotle Mexican Grill, ending their campaign against the company.

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Teamsters proposal to restructure bankrupt Hostess

The Teamsters' proposal demands executives, as well as all stakeholders, share equally in financial sacrifices for Hostess to emerge from bankruptcy "instead of paying lip-service to the concept."

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UFCW: D.C.-Baltimore chains going nuclear vs. workers

The Washington-Baltimore area's two biggest grocery chains, Giant and Safeway, are "going nuclear" in their war against their combined 30,000 workers.

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Union power: LA grocery workers march

Hundreds of labor, faith and community activists are demanding a fair labor contract for union grocery workers at three supermarkets in the Los Angeles area.

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Farmworkers fight for rights in the tobacco fields

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Nine migrant farmworkers have died in fields across the state from heat stroke, and others suffer from nicotine poisoning and exposure to deadly chemicals.

Tyson workers vow to keep up fight

“Another day longer, another day stronger.” That’s how striking Tyson Foods worker Sherri Anderson summed up the status of what is shaping up to be an epic labor battle. AFL-CIO President John Sweeney visited the picket line in Jefferson, Wis., on Nov. 7 to show the federation’s support for the striking food workers.

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