Labor News

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Postal unions sign cooperation pact, prepare for joint April 24 actions

The target will be schemes to cut postal services, end Saturday pickup and delivery, and fire or let go by attrition hundreds of thousands of workers.

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College athletes can unionize, NLRB says

A federal agency said Wednesday that football players at Northwestern University can create the nation's first union of college athletes.

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Regulatory oversight weak in aftermath of Texas City oil plant blast

But OSHA is so short-staffed, say the Steel Workers who represent the workers at Texas City that an average U.S. refinery would get a PSM inspection once every 120 years.

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The BP Texas City oil plant blast: What’s changed and what hasn’t

Nine years ago, on March 23, 2005, the British Petroleum oil refinery in Texas City, Texas, an hour south of Houston, in so many words, blew up.

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Mailman wonders how he made it through the winter

A National Weather Service meteorologist has given Metro Detroit the number # 1 ranking in its "misery index." And I deliver mail on foot, house to house, six days a week. That probably explains why I talk to my shoes. I may be delirious.

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Building trades unions: Remake the nation's infrastructure!

With GOP opposition keeping the federal government from moving on Obama-backed legislation that would create massive numbers of jobs, the unions, at their legislative conference mapped out specific proposals to get the job done.

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Food contracts cycle underway again for Southern Calif. Teamsters, UFCW

A historic core industry of the two major unions in Southern California, retail food, has begun its every-five-years-or-so cycle of bare-knuckle contract negotiations.

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Nurses demand that State Department vouch for safety of XL pipeline

The NNU believes the State Department has done an indequate review of what appears to be serious risks for public health posed by the pipeline.

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Oregon ‘right-to-work’ initiative dropped

Sponsors of two anti-union initiative petitions agreed to withdraw their measures aimed at the Oregon ballot in November. 

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Toast St. Patrick with union-made beer

When you heft a mug, make sure the brew is union-made!  Here's a list of union-made beers, for St. Patrick's Day, or any other feast.

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