Labor News

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Today in labor history: Voting Rights Act signed

It has been a cornerstone of the civil rights movement, by ensuring that every American citizen, regardless of race or language, has equal access to the vote.

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Unionized ironworkers aid non-union jobless

 The Ironworkers are trying to find jobs for 280 non-union colleagues left high and dry without pay when a large non-union Michigan contractor suddenly shut its doors.

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For Steelworkers, one lockout ends, another begins

"It appears Honeywell is more interested in intimidating our members with a show of force than in bargaining for a settlement."

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AFL-CIO leaders: GOP suing Obama to conceal its non-agenda

Republican House Speaker Boehner is pushing a lawsuit against Obama to deflect attention from the fact that there are unmet needs in this country and his party has no agenda.
        

 

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Labor leaders say from now on union organizing will be different

America's union leaders and the workers they represent are not going to take it anymore; they are determined to fight the attacks on labor.

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Today in labor history: Medicare and Medicaid established

The ongoing fight to protect Medicare and Medicaid today from right-wing "reforms" is in sharp contrast to the victory of July 30, 1965.

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Protesters tell Apple: Ensure fair treatment for security guards

Union and community activists called on the iconic computer and smartphone manufacturer to push for fair treatment of security workers.

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Today in Labor History: The Alliance for Labor Action forms

This national trade union center organized unorganized workers and pursued progressive political and social projects.

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Letter carriers: U.S. mail not for sale!

Letter carriers are concerned about the privatization threat and the threat to eliminate Saturday delivery, and about attempts to end door to door delivery service altogether.

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Postal workers and supporters rally to save the mail

Chants of "U.S. mail is not for sale" echoed through the canyons of Chicago's downtown skyscrapers as thousands of union postal workers, teachers and other supporters rallied

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