Labor News

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Unions to GOP: "You’re next on the unemployment lines!”

National labor leaders are telling GOP lawmakers to stop playing partsian games on the question of jobs and that come Nov., 2012, Republicans will be next on the unemployment lines.

AFL-CIO's week of action focuses on jobs

Somewhere over New Mexico, there's a big, hot air balloon flying. "Jobs, Not Cuts," its sign declares.

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Over 800 youth converge in Minneapolis for AFL-CIO Next Up Summit

This year's AFL-CIO Next Up Summit Sept. 29 - Oct. had a very different flavor. Unlike the 2010 summit, this conference was lead and organized by young union members from across the country.

Occupy Chicago and labor join in taking aim at Wall Street (with video)

Occupy Chicago protesters adopted two official demands: Repeal the Bush tax cuts for the rich and prosecute "Wall Street Criminals."

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Official jobless rate stays at 9.1 percent

Private businesses claimed that they added 137,000 new jobs, but 33 percent of those were Communications Workers and Electrical Workers, who returned to their posts after calling off the strike.

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Spotlight is on jobs as “occupy” protests intensify

AFL-CIO president announces labor's full support for Occupy Wall Street protests, urges massive turnout for upcoming America Wants to Work week of actions.

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Labor youth summit opens in Minneapolis

The conference includes young workers, young union organizers and students, and is part of the AFL-CIO's attempts, over the last two years, to reach workers under age 35.

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New Haven candidates' fight for jobs is "what we need"

Years of struggle for good jobs at the site of the former Winchester sporting arms factory, now Science Park at Yale, came together this week when Delphine Clyburn, candidate for Board of Aldermen in Ward 20, led a community delegation to the main building 25 Science Park and demanded 200 jobs.

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Labor mobilizes in congressional districts in August

Organized labor mobilized in congressional districts nationwide in August, with two top leaders saying union activists this year will take the place of the tea party radicals of 2009-10. And the unionists, leaders and organizers say, are mad.

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45,000 Verizon workers strike over company greed

The 45,000 strikers walked off the job this weekend because the company has refused to budge since negotiations began July 22.

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