Labor News

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Verizon continues to demand givebacks from workers

Unions took to the streets to show mass solidarity for their bargaining teams, with rallies all over the Northeast and mid-Atlantic states.

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Steelworkers and teachers: Two unions, one struggle

In other words: To make money for the shareholders, workers have to go without; to keep the banks happy, public schools have to tighten their belts.

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Teachers angry over stalled talks take downtown Chicago

The Chicago Teachers Union gathered downtown and marched in a massive show of unity after a tumultuous month at the negotiation table with Chicago Public Schools.

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West Coast ports resume operations, after tentative contract is reached

The 29 West Coast ports together handle a quarter of the country's international trade, or about $1 trillion a year, crucial to U.S. economy.

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Officials admit bosses to blame for West Coast port tie-up

Longshore workers are ready, willing and able to clear the backlog created by the industry's poor decisions.

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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.