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Avondale shipyard story could get a happy ending

The long struggle by thousands of Avondale shipyard workers here to save their jobs appears to have been successful.

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Right-to-work (for less) laws speed to Michigan high court

Michigan's two controversial right-to-work laws are headed on a fast track to the state's Supreme Court.

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Wage gap widening, unionization declining worldwide

Declining unionization and increasing globalization are two key factors that are widening wage gaps between the rich and everyone else.

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Union hopes $4 billion fine will force change at BP

Steelworkers Vice President Gary Beevers hopes the record fine and criminal charge pleas by British Petroleum will finally force the oil industry to take safety seriously.

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CPUSA leader turns up the volume on labor’s future

A crowd heard Communist Party Labor Commission Chair Scott Marshall's take on how he sees these issues fit into the macro-challenges facing labor movement today.

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Single-payer health care advocates plan new campaign

Some 200 union advocates of single-payer government-run national health care met in Chicago in mid-January to plan their next moves.

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Today in labor history: Gravediggers’ strike ends

Nearly 1,100 burials were delayed after negotiations between the two groups broke down and workers were locked out of the association's 26 cemeteries.

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Labor board chief: We'll enforce labor law, despite court ruling

"The board respectfully disagrees with the decision and believes the president's position in the matter will ultimately be upheld," said NLRB Chairman Mark Pearce.

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Union membership declined by 398,000 in 2012

The number of union members nationwide declined by 398,000 from 2011 to 2012, the Bureau of Labor Statistics says in its latest report.

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Some see “right to work” fight coming to Ohio

Referendum petitions continue to circulate in Ohio in an effort to put a so-called right-to-work initiative on the state ballot.

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