Labor News

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Unite Here: Organizing to change lives

Having organized over 10,000 new members in the past year, delegates enthusiastically agreed to organize at least 10,000 new members every year until their next convention in 2019.

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Changing the balance of power between Capital and Labor

The private appropriation of socially produced wealth is capitalism's central mechanism.

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AFSCME helping 12,000 Chicago cab drivers unionize

Over 1,000 delegates to the 41st AFSCME International Convention told the 12,000 cab drivers of this city who are trying to unionize that they are not alone.

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Home care workers file for largest union election in Minnesota history

Pay is so low that many caregivers qualify for food stamps, don’t get paid sick leave or health or retirement benefits.

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At AFT meet, energized resistance to attacks on education

An energized resistance to ongoing attacks on education was on display at this year's American Federation of Teachers national convention in Los Angeles.

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Union says postal service is not really pulling out of Staples

Mark Dimondstein, president of the American Postal Workers Union, said a Staples announcement this week that it was ending its no-bid deal with the U.S. Postal Service is a ruse.

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Trumka: Humanitarian crisis brought out the best and worst in us

The AFL-CIO is calling upon President Barack Obama to take action to adjust these failed policies.

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Moral Monday leader a hit at AFT convention

Teachers heard the iconic leader of the Moral Monday movement in North Carolina characterize them as part of a movement fighting for the very soul of the nation.

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Victory for hospital workers: $15 for 15

"This is an important victory. Johns Hopkins Hospital sets the standard for healthcare in our city and that standard has just been raised."

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“Swamp People” carry union cards

A majority of writer-producers at reality TV production company Original Media, creator of "Swamp People," voted overwhelmingly to join the Writers Guild of America, East.

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