Labor News

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Teamsters confront Bill Gates over sanitation firm’s actions

"It's outrageous that Bill Gates says he supports public health programs, and yet he's the primary owner of a company that locks out its workers."

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Unionists flood Capitol, demand jobs not cuts

The fly-in preceded dozens of rallies and events planned nationwide around the same theme, starting Dec. 1, according to an AFL-CIO website.

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Unions focus ads on “fiscal cliff” issues

"The voters spoke loud and clear and rejected any cuts in Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security."

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ATU: Conviction of bus driver ignores real problem, driver fatigue

The November conviction of a non-union intercity bus driver on four manslaughter counts ignores the real problem drivers face.

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Today in labor history: “The Agitator” first published

During its run, the tabloid advocated industrial unionism, free speech, sexual freedom, and support for the Industrial Workers of the World.

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Unions say the vote reflected a changing America

Union members scored a big victory Nov. 6 by re-electing president Obama. Equally big for them, however, was the success of pro-worker Democrats.

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Labor wins key ballot initiatives

Referendums in various states can be useful measures of public attitudes on important issues.

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Labor pushing hard in final days before election

Organized labor's final election push turned to get-out-the-vote and voter protection.

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Machinists sound out Boeing workers in S.C.

The prospects of launching an organizing drive at the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft construction plant in anti-union South Carolina...

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Union member wants to join the “workers’ club” in Congress

Steven Horsford wants to be inducted into a very small group: members of Congress who are, like him, active union members.

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