Labor News

Union fights move by auto giants to slash jobs

Earlier this year General Motors and Chrysler took billions in federal loan guarantees in exchange for a promise to keep workers employed here in America.

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Ford workers reject givebacks

By late yesterday it was clear Ford workers have overwhelmingly rejected contractual givebacks that their union had negotiated with the company.

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Workers win biggest back pay award in history!

The Fluor Daniel Corp. has agreed to pay $12 million to 167 workers it denied jobs 15 years ago because they belonged to or were organizing for one of four different unions.

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Young workers are the future of America, says new labor official

Speaking at the “A Better Deal 2009” Demos conference Oct. 15, Liz Shuler, AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer, said fixing the economic crisis and the future of America depends on the leadership and active involvement of young people.

Unions mark gains under Obama

Union leaders and members are saying that eight months into the Obama administration it is clear that labor’s unprecedented investment in the effort to support the election of the president and a 60 vote Democratic majority in the Senate is paying off.

Labor journalists to look behind the scenes before G-20

Two weeks before the G-20 summit opens in Pittsburgh to discuss the global economic crisis, labor journalists from across the country will be in the Steel City to document what’s really going on with workers without the hype.

LA car wash workers score NLRB victory

Los Angeles car wash workers fired recently for union activity won more than $50,000 in back pay today in a formal settlement of their National Labor Relations Board complaint against Vermont Hand Wash, a notorious anti-worker establishment.

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Workers demand Toyota keep NUMMI plant open

FREMONT, Calif. ― Hundreds of auto workers gathered outside their union hall, across from the New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc. (NUMMI) auto plant, Aug. 20 to hear a parade of state and local elected officials and labor allies pledge support for efforts to keep the West Coast’s only auto plant open.

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