Labor News

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Seattle Teamsters local to organize Uber, Lyft drivers after city council vote

Teamsters Local 117 in Seattle will step up its efforts to unionize Uber and Lyft drivers.

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CLUW convention delegates to use health info to empower union women

"When women have access to quality health information, they live longer, are more productive and have better quality lives."

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Today in history: Philip and Jack Foner are born

Two of the four Foner brothers who were leaders in the American labor movement were born on December 14 in 1910.

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Canada’s Yussuff: Unions need to be in forefront on climate change

The challenge for Canadian workers adapting to climate change is to be prepared to find new ways of doing business.

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African union leader sees similarities with U.S. South

"We have to join together to fight this capitalist scourge; people are living as slaves and children are being used as laborers."

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Las Vegas Trump hotel workers vote to unionize

"My coworkers and I need fair wages, good benefits, and job security at the Trump Las Vegas."

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Unions and allies stage sit-in at Paris climate talks

Unions and allies are staging a sit-in at COP 21 following the release of the Draft Paris Outcome. 

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Despite vicious opposition, Chattanooga workers are unionizing

In the face of corporation opposition, skilled workers at the Volkswagen plant voted for UAW to become their collective bargaining representative, a step toward unionization of the whole plant.

 

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COP 21: Unions sow the seeds of labor to yield green jobs

Labor leaders presented real plans and logical solutions for creating clean jobs that sustain the labor movement and reduce or eliminate harm to the environment.

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Walmart hired Lockheed-Martin, asked FBI to spy on activist workers

The spying was contained in documents filed with the NLRB in a case that OURWalmart -- an employee group to improve pay and working conditions -- filed with the agency.

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