Labor News

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Today in labor history: Rochester general strike

The strike was precipitated when city workers were summarily fired after attempting to form a union.

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Walker not welcome in Connecticut!

"Not only did I lose my job, many people with an education are unemployed in Wisconsin because there are no jobs to be had now. Scott Walker, go home!"

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AFL-CIO hails vote on immigration bill, vows work to improve

"This reflects an enormous step toward healing an injustice, the deportation crisis that has wrecked families, communities, and workplaces for far too long."

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Today in labor history: Debs imprisoned

Labor activist Eugene V. Debs was imprisoned May 22, 1895, for his role in the Pullman strike.

 

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Catholic “union” refuses to back Carla Hale, but AFL-CIO will

The AFL-CIO Central Labor Council for Central Ohio, meanwhile, unanimously passed a strongly worded resolution this past week supporting Hale in her fight to be reinstated.

Unions: Keep immigration open to family members

Unions and their allies, led by the AFL-CIO, back changes to the draft comprehensive immigration law that would keep immigration rights open for family members of current permanent residents.

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Union and growers split on immigration plan

And that split could imperil immigration legislation overall, since the GOP-run House has made it clear that it may deep-six the Senate's comprehensive immigration overhaul.

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Ohio unions remain vigilant against anti-worker blitz

"The right-wingers are out to destroy unions because we are the only line of defense workers have. Without unions, nobody is there to stop the corporate power-grab!"

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GOP backs down on “right to work” in two states

GOP state legislative leaders in Ohio and Missouri effectively stopped drives for so-called "right to work" laws in those legislatures.

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Workers have right to union rep before taking drug test

Ralph's fired Razi in 2011 when he refused to take a drug test - which the union contract allows - without having the chance to consult with his union rep first.

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