Labor News

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Judges’ rulings take away workers’ rights

If there ever is a year that proves the importance of judges' rulings to workers' rights, 2014 is it. That's because the jurists in black robes spent much of the year taking rights away.

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Governor and Senate races top labor’s political agenda

As the 2014 campaign passes Labor Day, anti-worker and anti-union governors, all right-wing and all elected in the 2010 GOP sweep - are top targets this fall.

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Golden Gate Bridge workers authorize a strike

The 450 workers in the 13 unions that comprise the Golden Gate Bridge Labor Coalition have authorized a strike if a new agreement cannot be reached.

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For Steelworkers, one lockout ends, another begins

"It appears Honeywell is more interested in intimidating our members with a show of force than in bargaining for a settlement."

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Judge orders Kellogg's to take locked out workers back

A federal judge in Memphis, Tenn., has ordered Kellogg's to take back the 226 union workers it locked out from its cereal plant there over nine months ago.

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Labor rolls out its plan to defeat GOP in November

"You know what our problem is," said the federation's political action director, Lee Saunders, "It's turnout. We have prioritized the election races and we have to get our people out."

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Labor leaders say from now on union organizing will be different

America's union leaders and the workers they represent are not going to take it anymore; they are determined to fight the attacks on labor.

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Union says postal service is not really pulling out of Staples

Mark Dimondstein, president of the American Postal Workers Union, said a Staples announcement this week that it was ending its no-bid deal with the U.S. Postal Service is a ruse.

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Teachers vow to fight anti-labor court rulings

"Enough is enough. Teachers are evaluated and their future livelihoods are linked to that. And when they fall short, they should have a chance to improve."

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Union to be put in place at VW Chattanooga plant after all

It was announced here today by the United Auto Workers union and Volkswagen employees that the UAW will begin representing workers at the plant in Chattanooga.

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