Labor News

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Verizon worker explains why she strikes in open letter to CEO

A rank-and-file Verizon worker penned an open letter to the company's CEO, telling him why he forced her to walk the picket line.

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TPP, presidential politics the talk at Steelworkers legislative conference

Lobbying against the looming Trans-Pacific Partnership "free trade pact" was a hot topic there.

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Global labor organizations strategize to counter right wing populism

We must include workers in decision-making; thoughtful conversations with trusted messengers can move voters away from right wing populism.

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May Day, West Coast style

Two large May Day marches converged upon downtown Los Angeles; the flow of marchers and supporters continued for miles.

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Faculty union at Univ. of Illinois ends strike; contract vote May 5

For many of the non-tenured faculty, the long fought battle has finally proven to be victorious.

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AFL-CIO: Workplace deaths, injuries on the rise

"Too many workers remain at serious risk of injury, illness or death. There is much more work to be done."

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Union leaders grapple with problem of workers backing right wingers

Worried union leaders say many members feel "outshouted" by powerful political voices and are showing anger by backing extreme candidates.

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Hillary Clinton’s pro-worker pledges excite building trades audience

Clinton's passion for workers' causes, from project labor agreements to being their advocate in the White House, excited the audience.

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MU graduate workers say “union” in a landslide

While the vote result is a substantial victory, it's just the latest step in the campaign for justice for MU graduate workers.

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Think about immigration like a nurse

If the nurse fears that if they check her documents she'll lose her job or worse, she likely won't have to think a long time before signing that union card.

 

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