Labor News

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It's not about money, it's about freedom: voices from Wisconsin

There is one thing Wisconsin union families want everyone to know: the protests are about workers' freedom to organize into a union and bargain collectively.

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Labor takes on racism in GOP "Pledge"

The Republican Party's platform for the mid-term elections, its "Pledge to America," has a sharply racist edge.

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Meet Eliseo Medina, SEIU's first Latino sec.-treas.

The People's World interviewed Eliseo Medina, widely known as a highly successful organizer and immigrant rights advocate  recently elected as the first Latino international secretary-treasurer with SEIU.

Filipino American labor marks 45th anniversary of grape strike

The Delano, Calif., grape strike  brought together Filipino American agricultural workers and Mexican American farm workers to form what became the United Farm Workers of America (UFW).

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Chavez message is still strong

Union organizer Cesar Chavez' birthday, March 31, is celebrated in North Texas as it is across America.

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Nurses unite to form largest RN union ever

As  lawmakers continue to debate legislation to overhaul the country's health care system, three nurses unions merged Dec. 7 to form the largest-ever labor union of registered nurses in U.S. history.

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