Labor News

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U.S. official: We need independent labor media

WASHINGTON - The mainstream media has become so biased against working people that even a federal agency can't get its message out, says a senior Department of Labor official.

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Facebook page rejects automation

This week a group of Facebook users called for a "Robot Boycott."

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Young union activists quiz top leaders, plan networks

WASHINGTON (PAI)--In a scene that one postal worker from Chicago said was unlike any other union conclave he ever attended.

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Truckers find their voice on Twitter

One of the most influential truckers on Twitter is TruckerDesiree, who has 5,786 followers and is a whistleblower on truck driving school scams.

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Texting 32BJ contract talks could read “We r on strk”

NEW YORK-From the dawn of capitalism, working people have had to battle constantly for better wages, working conditions and quality of life. Now workers have gained a new tool against their bosses: texting.

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Arrow truck drivers abandoned by company but not by fellow drivers

It was days before Christmas when 1,400 truck drivers got the news. Their employer, Arrow Trucking, suspended its operations, leaving them high and dry just before the holiday.

Labor & community activists converge @Organizing 2.0

NEW YORK -- Several hundred labor organizers, community organizers and progressive technologists gathered here Dec. 6 for the Organizing 2.0 Conference.

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Filmmakers launch 16deathsperday.com to strengthen worker safety laws

Sixteen workers die every day on the job. It's past time to do something about it.

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French and U.S. labor fight plant closing in France

American union members joined workers from  the French union federationto demonstrate against Molex Inc in Lisle, Ill. Video included.

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.

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