Labor News

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Shell starts - and pauses - Arctic drilling

Ignoring the collective outrage of environmental groups, oil giant Shell began drilling into the Arctic, boring holes 1,400 feet beneath the Chukchi Sea's floor.

GOP wants government to turn its back on us

The Republican Party's 2012 platform is so radical it would have the government "turn its back on its citizens" and trash every-thing from veterans' health care to food safety inspections, a top union leader says.

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Workers remain solid one year into fight against Verizon

"It's not just about CWA and IBEW any more - it's about one union fighting a greedy company."

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Today in labor and people’s history: Medicare and Medicaid established

On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed legislation establishing Medicare and Medicaid. It came after decades of struggle.

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Contractors’ drug-free ‘pledge’ or the real thing?

Some arguments can best be won with the opportune use of a good example.

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Striking Red Cross workers' life blood on the line

"Working at a site without air on a 90-degree day and trying to keep my staff and donors from passing out was part of my daily challenge."

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Labor hits delay on new safety rule

The Obama administration's Office of Management and Budget is sitting on - apparently indefinitely - a proposed job safety rule to cut worker exposure to silica dust.

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Labor says nation's health at stake in Supreme Court battle

The right wing's use of the Supreme Court to try to destroy President Obama's Affordable Health Care Act endangers the very health of the American people.

Proposed rules would allow home care workers minimum wage, overtime

Labor-backed Interfaith Worker Justice is mobilizing support for home health care workers.

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Citing public safety concerns, Red Cross workers strike

The strike was provoked by the agency's insistence on an "irresponsible" health care plan and a speed-up drive that compromises the safety of blood donors.

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