Labor News

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Teachers’ unions push Congress for broader measures of pupil progress

"We believe all children deserve great schools, and Congress must make the investments so we are ensuring opportunity for all children, not exacerbating current inequities."

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Public workers say, fair contracts for all

Thousands of union public workers and their supporters turned out on Wednesday at New York's City Hall park under the slogan "Workers Count, Workers Vote!"

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Trumka says a worldwide New Deal is needed

Europe's present experience, past world history, and U.S. federal budget cutting show that "austerity doesn't work" as a way to pull the U.S. and the world out of the Great Recession.

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Union movement reawakens in rural Oregon

The union movement is being reawakened in rural Oregon.

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House GOP unveils two more anti-NLRB, anti-union bills

The radical right GOP majority on the House Education and the Workforce Committee continued its anti-worker crusade.

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Teamsters voting on UPS pacts

Teamsters are voting on new contracts with UPS. They cover 250,000 workers, making them the largest private-sector bargaining agreements in the U.S.

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Anti-union greed the killer in Philly building collapse

Six people who died here June 5 have been described as being "of different backgrounds and classes."

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Teachers march against “teach to the test”

Thousands of New York unionized teachers and their supporters descended on the state capital in Albany on June 8.

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Dark day for journalism: Sun Times “deletes” photo department

Twenty-eight photojournalists were out the door in a blink; it was as if they pushed a button and deleted a whole culture.

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Unions say Senate must act to fill court vacancies

Richard Trumka said the Senate should "move expeditiously" to approve Obama's nominees for the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for DC.

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