Labor News

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European trade unions unite to oppose cuts

Workers launched an unprecedented day of coordinated action across Europe Nov. 14, in the biggest fightback yet.

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Sensata closes for weekend over “Bainport” publicity

Not only will Romney profit from outsourcing through stock he owns, but his 2011 tax returns reveal he got a huge tax break by moving Sensata stock to a charity organization he controls.

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Today in labor history: The “Great March” for LGBT rights

Activists taking part included House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Latino civil rights figure Cesar Chavez, and then-presidential candidate and civil rights defender Jesse Jackson.

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Opponents of outsourcing arrested at Bain plant for blocking trucks

Three supporters of outsourced workers were arrested this morning for blocking equipment removal at the Bain-owned Sensata Technologies plant.

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Catholic bishops condemn exploitation, back unions

The nation's Catholic bishops have strongly denounced worker exploitation in the U.S. economy, and reaffirmed the positive role that unions play.

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CWA workers fighting for a fair contract with AT&T

AT&T "is manufacturing a crisis that doesn't exist" so it can squeeze us while making billions in profits every quarter. "They're trying to take away our benefits, slash our health care, trying to underfund our pensions."

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Houston church, NAACP support striking janitors

Ada Edwards, a former Houston city councilor, spoke along with the pastor at St. John's Methodist Church. When you win, we all win, she told the hundreds of workers at the rally.

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Ohio refinery strikers: "We're fighting for families"

Two hundred thirty members of USW Local 624 have been on strike since May at the Husky Energy refinery, mainly over family issues.

 

 

 

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Judge sides with American Airlines, blocks employees' vote

CWA spent years contacting the customer service reps at American Airlines and was ready to hold a union election just as management took the company into bankruptcy.

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Striking Red Cross workers' life blood on the line

"Working at a site without air on a 90-degree day and trying to keep my staff and donors from passing out was part of my daily challenge."

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