Labor News

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California car wash workers win union contract

On Tuesday, workers at Bonus Car Wash in Santa Monica, Calif. reached a contract, becoming the first-ever Southern California car wash to unionize, reported the AFL-CIO.

Labor fights to recognize Native American rights

The AFL-CIO is fighting to add a new constituency group for Native Americans to its roster.

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L.A. labor event backs justice for Cuban 5

More than 200 workers, labor leaders and community activists came together at the United Service Workers West (SEIU) Hall to participate in an event in solidarity with the Cuban 5.

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Locked out on the Great Lakes

The epidemic of corporate greed sweeping our nation is alive and well on the Great Lakes.

Airline unions create international alliance

Fourteen unions from eight nations, all representing groups of airline workers, created an international alliance to strengthen themselves and their members against increasingly trans-national airline combinations.

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Cuban trade unionist speaks in Los Angeles

Gilda Chacon Bravo is the first Cuban trade union representative to be granted a visa to the United States in many years and is touring the country.

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Braving bitter cold, Montana capital rally backs Wisconsin workers

The crowd in Helena was a cross-section of the state's population: women and men, youth and elders, and workers of all trades - union and non-union.

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New Video: Impressions - Day 11 Fightback Madison, Wis.

Day 11 saw 160 trade unionistts fly in from Los Angeles. They marched into the state capitol rotunda to thunderous applause, cheering and chanting.

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Video: Steelworkers support Madison public workers

On day 6 of the peaceful occupation of the Wisconsin Capital, Steelworkers president Leo Gerard led a delegation of union members into the Capital Rotunda.

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The nation’s football players: “Let us play!”

Members of the NFL Players Association, are facing the possibility of being out of work if their bosses follow up on threats to lock them out when their contract expires March 4.

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