Labor News

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Chicago teachers cast overwhelming strike authorization vote

With Chicago teachers facing a hostile mayor and Chicago Board of Education in negotiations for a new contract, 90% of teachers union members have voted to authorize a strike.

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Efforts to slash Illinois public worker pensions collapse

The legislative session was unable to reach an agreement. Gov. Quinn has promised to call a special summer session to pass pension reform legislation.

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NYC public workers battle Bloomberg, with video

Even as Mayor Michael Bloomberg ladles out billions of dollars to contractors in questionable deals, the multimillionaire former businessman is trying to cut pay of 10,000 of the city's municipal trades workers.

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Cities’ budget cuts target firefighters, slowing responses

From coast to coast, mayors and city councils are hacking away at firefighters' ranks in desperate attempts to cut budgets and save cash by cutting workers.

Union rallies in New York call for jobs

Jobs, justice and voting rights were the focus of two mass rallies in New York City.

U.S. nurses backed general strike in U.K.

The National Nurses Union led a coalition of U.S. unions that demonstrated in six cities on Nov. 30 to back British public workers, who staged a one-day strike.

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Republicans plan FAA shutdown to bust unions

Republican union busters are planning, just in time for the holidays, a shut down of the Federal Aviation Administration.

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Scott Walker not welcome in Chicago (with video)

Wisconsin's union busting governor Scott Walker came to Chicago last week and labor, community and Occupy Chicago reminded him the Windy City is a union town.

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In Ohio town, Solidarity Day rally vows to repeal SB 5

Hundreds rallied on the courthouse lawn in Newark, Ohio, on Oct. 30, "Solidarity Day," calling for repeal of Ohio's union-busting SB 5 law.

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We Are One Illinois fights back

Thousands of union members overflowed the Illinois Statehouse to defend their pensions and collective bargaining rights.

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