Labor News

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Michigan nurses protest GOP cuts with soup kitchen at State Capitol

Now comes the latest labor protest: The July 13 Michigan Nurses Association's "Governor Snyder's 'No Soup for You'" kitchen.

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Labor, democracy and the debt ceiling

Discussing the negotiations on the debt ceiling got me thinking about some early experiences in the labor movement.

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Unions hit GOP "verification" scheme

AFL-CIO President Trumka and Service Employees Secretary-Treasurer Medina are blasting the GOP's latest anti-worker gambit: Forcing firms to use a faulty employee verification scheme, called "E-verify."

Attacks on labor end in a whimper

The third big front in the right-wing Republican-business state-by-state war on workers, in Missouri, ended when the state legislature adjourned in May.

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Recalls OK’d for three more Wis. GOP senators

The Republicans are facing the recalls because of their support for Gov. Walker's bill killing collective bargaining rights for public workers.

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Wisconsin judge kills anti-union law

The right-wing push to destroy unions in Wisconsin ran into a wall this morning.

Labor wins a few in Florida

"Working families, the unemployed and the impoverished faced numerous assaults in the continuing drive to make the rich richer," said the state AFL-CIO.

Unions not behind Wisconsin boycott

"If we had a boycott, trust me, we would be shouting it from the rooftops," noted Sheila Cochran, chief operating officer of the Milwaukee Labor Council.

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AFL-CIO head: If you’re not supporting us we won’t support you

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said he supports unions taking an independent political approach in their fight to build the power of workers.

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Labor leader calls for 500,000 "soldiers" to defend democracy

Tens of thousands of workers and their supporters have hit the streets circulating petitions to put the measure to repeal Senate Bill 5 as a referendum on the November ballot.

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