Labor News

Union strength grows at Illinois universities

University employees and students in Chicago and at colleges throughout Illinois are stepping up union campaigns and ready to strike for their collective bargaining rights.

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Wisconsin union battle moves to … Massachusetts?

The overwhelmingly Democratic Massachusetts state House passed a bill that would limit the right of public employees to collectively bargain for their health care.

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New Yorkers join in taking back May Day

The sun was shinning as 10,000 New Yorkers celebrated International Workers Day last Sunday, May 1.

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Ohio labor launches petition drive to repeal anti-labor bill

Thousands of volunteers are fanning out across Ohio circulating petitions to repeal Senate Bill 5, a measure stripping collective bargaining rights from over 350,000 public employees.

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Workers take back May Day

Across the country on May 1, tens of thousands of workers, led by the presidents of the nation's largest unions, reclaimed May Day as an American holiday.

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Drive opens to repeal union-busting Ohio law

Tens of thousands of petitions are hitting the streets of Ohio to repeal Senate Bill 5, a drastic union-busting law led by the Republican-controlled state legislature and signed by Gov. John Kasich.

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Florida labor fights “paycheck protection”

Florida's labor movement is fighting against a bill, supported by the state's Chamber of Commerce and legislature, that would strip public sector unions of their right to engage in political activity.

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Relocating production line to avoid union breaks labor law

The NLRB says Boeing's decision to locate its second assembly line for its new model "Dreamliner" super-jumbo passenger plane in non-union South Carolina, and not in its unionized plants in the Pacific Northwest, breaks labor law.

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May Day in Chicago: Labor to commemorate Haymarket martyrs

It's just one word in labor history with a lot of associations: Haymarket.

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Union leaders urge: Act now to stop paycheck "protection" laws

"This is about eliminating the organizations that represent people. With one vote they are trying to take away our rights."

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