Labor News

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Baltimore workers rally for jobs

BALTIMORE, Md. - Chanting "What do we want? Jobs. When do we want them? Now," a crowd of 300 union members and their community allies rallied in the rain at City Hall Mar. 22 to support a bill to create construction jobs for Baltimore City residents.

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HomeGoods /TJX workers rally for union contract

Hundreds of HomeGoods / TJX workers with their families and supporters rallied at the company's distribution center here on March 10 to demand a fair contract to improve wages and health insurance benefits.

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Unions plan June conference to draw youth into labor movement

ORLANDO, Fla. - The labor movement, determined to build its membership among the nation's youth, will sponsor a Young Leaders Conference this June in Washington.

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Ohio jobs march hits Wall St. greed

The five biggest insurance companies made $12 billion in profits this year. They didn't make that providing health care to people, they did it by denying health care to people.

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Companies renew efforts to bar workers from going union

Fearing that labor and progressive groups will soon shift much of their focus from health care reform to a bill that would expand union organizing rights, retailers across the country are stepping up their anti-union campaigns.

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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S K Handtools workers end strike, save health care and jobs

CHICAGO - After a 10-week strike to save their jobs, health care and union, seventy Teamster Local 743 members at S K Handtools voted 3 to 1 to accept the company offer and began returning to work Nov. 6.

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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.