Labor News

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USW rolls out platform, denounces greedy forces out to destroy workers

Delegates adopted a multi-point action platform for coming years to battle what President Gerard called "shrewd, greedy and powerful" forces out to destroy workers.

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Britain: Biggest walkout in a generation

Workers from many walks of life will join picket lines a day after Tories threatened to impose new anti-union laws if they win the next election.

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In LA and Illinois, unions fight legal battles vs. pension cuts

The LA pension case affects 20,000 present municipal workers and the Illinois case affects 621,000 workers and retirees.

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People's World Hangout: Join the fight to save mail delivery!

Why is the Postal Service pretending it is losing money when, in fact, it is making a profit?

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Government workers march on Capitol Hill

Hundreds of AFGE members marched on Capitol Hill on Feb. 11 campaigning for national and union causes.

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Puerto Rican teachers strike to oppose attack on pensions

Thousands of elementary and secondary school teachers in Puerto Rico carried out a two day strike to protest a raid on their pension plans.

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Ohio voters make progressive shift

Voters in Cincinnati, Ohio, by huge margin, turned down a tea party initiative that would've wiped out public worker's pensions in that city.

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Miners reach retiree settlement with Patriot Coal

TRIANGLE, Va.- The United Mine Workers of America has reached a global settlement with Peabody Energy and Patriot Coal that will provide funding of more than $400 million to cover future health care benefits for retirees affected by the bankruptcy of Patriot Coal.

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Today in labor history: 10,000-plus dockers locked out

Pacific Maritime Association, a coalition of corporate shipping giants, locked out 10,500 longshore workers today in 2002.

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Steelworker runs for Ohio council seat

BROOKLYN, Ohio - When Republicans in the Ohio legislature passed Senate Bill 5, designed to wipe out public workers' pensions, in 2011, it was personal for young Marc Bukszar.

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