Labor News

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Today in labor history: Steel Workers Organizing Committee dissolved

On this day in 1942, the Steel Workers Organizing Committee (SWOC)  was disbanded and replaced by the United Steel Workers of America (USWA).

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ALPA wins recognition vote at JetBlue

The third time was the charm for ALPA as they won union recognition at JetBlue Airways Corporation with 71 percent of ballots cast, the union announced on April 22.

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The Ludlow Massacre: Never to be forgotten!

 The tragic, brutal and deadly attack on striking miners and their families shocked, saddened and outraged working people and most Americans.

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Thousands turn out for Labor Notes conference

Over 2,000 trade union activists and friends attended the conference, which was geared toward helping unionists find ways to build coalitions and win struggles in today's difficult political climate.

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Navy hired company blocking union organizing rights

An Australian ship building company in Mobile, Ala., hired by the Navy is forcing workers to follow bad construction plans and, at the same time, is blocking their effort to unionize.

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Labor’s Southern strategy finds a focus in Texas

Thiry-four percent of Houston's children live in poverty. Overall, 22 percent of the people live below the official poverty level, with racial minorities the hardest hit.

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At Nissan and beyond, workers' rights are civil rights

Thanks to the works of those who came before us, this new generation is equipped with the knowledge of how to make change, and it is become more and more apparent what we need to fight for.

 

 

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UAW: Majority at Tennessee VW plant sign union cards

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A majority of workers at Volkswagen's assembly plant in Tennessee have signed cards favoring the union's representation in creating a German-style works council at the plant, a top United Auto Workers official said.

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Social media and labor: a perfect, and necessary, match

The union members of tomorrow are not going to be reached in the same manner as their predecessors. Twenty-five percent of U.S. voters are no longer watching television

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Ethiopian immigrant Tefere Gebre shakes up labor organizing

Gebre's first attempt at union organizing in Orange County was a smashing success. He successfully signed up 400 workers who toiled as sorters of trash.

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