Labor News

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Meet Eliseo Medina, SEIU's first Latino sec.-treas.

The People's World interviewed Eliseo Medina, widely known as a highly successful organizer and immigrant rights advocate  recently elected as the first Latino international secretary-treasurer with SEIU.

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Labor pushes for the swing vote

Pollsters are reporting that the "swing voters," most of them working-class moderates and even some conservatives, are now ready to vote against all incumbents, even if it means putting the GOP back in power.

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Unions join religious leaders in Arizona law protests

PHOENIX (PAI)--Unionists joined religious leaders on July 29 in mass protests against Arizona's draconian anti-immigrant law.

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Farmworkers to Colbert Nation: “Take our jobs”

United Farm Worker union president takes the immigration issue to Stephen Colbert with a "Take Our Jobs" campaign.

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Philly taxi drivers protest immigrant detentions

Taxi drivers protest underhanded tactics and immigration arrests of 25 drivers by local parking authority working in collusion with federal immigration officials.

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Congress Hotel strikers join forces for immigration reform

The Congress Hotel workers enter their seventh year on strike -- the longest in American history.

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32 arrested at ICE offices, say immigration reform can't wait

CHICAGO - Saying comprehensive immigration reform could wait no longer, 32 labor, religious, and community leaders and an elected official were arrested after blocking Immigration and Customs Enforcement offices May 25.

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Hundreds of union janitors fired under pressure from Feds

Federal immigration authorities have pressured one of San Francisco's major building service companies, ABM, into firing hundreds of its own workers.

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UFCW, SEIU lead suit against discriminatory Arizona law

PHOENIX (PAI) - The United Food and Commercial Workers and the Service Employees with civil liberties groups are leading, a class-action suit to stop Arizona's new law targeting people based solely on the suspicion - due to skin color - that they are undocumented. The groups sued on May 17 in federal court in Phoenix.

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POWER Act would curb worker abuse, senator says

Lawmaker announces bill to strengthen immigrant and all workers' rights on the job.

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