Labor News

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Miners arrested again in St. Louis protest

"There is a war on workers in this country." Instead of "brass knuckles and gun thugs, corporate lawyers" are helping Peabody rob retirees.

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Union leaders wish Obama had come out for right to organize

Union leaders see the weakening of union rights and the drop in union membership numbers as key factors in the backward movement of the middle class.

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Obama names two to labor board

When it comes to the National Labor Relations Board nominations, the story line may be summed up in one sentence: Here we go again.

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Avondale shipyard story could get a happy ending

The long struggle by thousands of Avondale shipyard workers here to save their jobs appears to have been successful.

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Immigration reform a top goal for Auto Workers

Declaring, "We are a union of immigrants," Auto Workers President Bob King elevated immigration reform to a top spot on the UAW's lobbying agenda.

 

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Unemployment at 7.9% in January

The nation's unemployment rate was 7.9% in January, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said, up 0.1% from December's figure.

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Unions and allies to GOP: Stop holding Americans hostage!

The two top Illinois labor leaders were joined by policy experts to demand closing tax loopholes for Wall Street and the richest two percent of Americans.

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Union membership declined by 398,000 in 2012

The number of union members nationwide declined by 398,000 from 2011 to 2012, the Bureau of Labor Statistics says in its latest report.

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Attention Walmart: good jobs in - guns out

A wide cross section of the faith, labor, and social justice community protested Walmart's attempt to build a store near the Detroit border.

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“Look beneath the shine,” say Nissan workers

The Mississippi Alliance for Fairness at Nissan held a press conference to emphasize how the auto giant is unfairly treating its 3,300 workers at its Canton, Mississippi plant.

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