Labor News

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Town hall meet pledges to back BevMo! workers

What if full-time job you had counted on for years, to support your family and provide health care was morphing into a part-time job with no benefits?

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Obama proposes $50 billion infrastructure bill

In his Labor Day speech to union members in Milwaukee the president, aiming for a serious reduction in the 9.6 percent unemployment rate, proposed a new $50 billion jobs plan.

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The rich are dying to avoid paying taxes

I recently read with dismay a Wall Street Journal article about the return of the estate tax.

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College grad adds union organizing to job as a laundry hauler

 Unorganized California  hotel workers stage a one-day strike.

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Unemployment benefits extension clears hurdle in Senate

Millions of jobless Americans will continue to receive unemployment benefits through November after a GOP-led filibuster was finally killed today in the U.S. Senate.

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Extension of aid to jobless should pass Senate Tuesday

Democrats are expected to have the 60 votes needed to cut off a GOP filibuster against extension of unemployment benefits.

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Thousands of AFSCME members rock Boston's 'Cradle of Freedom'

Thousands of state and local government employees rocked the 'Cradle of Freedom' here when they staged a peaceful takeover on June 30 of the historic Boston Common.

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Workers demand Chase stop Michigan foreclosures

The growing movement to "bail out the people, not the banks" came a step closer to being reality during a rally this past Friday at the United States Social Forum (USSF).

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Public workers demand jobs bill

Gerald McEntee, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, demanded that Congress "stop fooling around and pass the jobs bill that is before them."

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Young labor activists to meet in Washington, D.C.

Young activists and union workers are expected to meet in Washington, D.C., June 10-13, during a national young workers summit hosted by the AFL-CIO.

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