Labor News

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Teachers’ unions begin presidential endorsement process

The meetings are important because the teachers unions are known for their members' political activism, intelligence, credibility, and reach.

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New Haven march calls for hiring to end jobs crisis

Every neighborhood and many unions rallied together behind the banner of New Haven Rising for good jobs for city residents. 

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“Right-to-work” goes down the drain in Maine

Following effective worker lobbying, meetings, phone calls and 10,000 post cards, RTW legislation was defeated by a 90-52 margin in the state House.

 

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CWA's new leadership eyes labor's political independence

Steffen stressed "unity and militancy at the bargaining table" and his commitment to the campaign against big business and big givers' monetary dominance in politics.

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Why 2016 is all about raising pay

How has the middle class dissolved and childhood poverty risen while we continue to create more millionaires and billionaires?

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It’s always baseball season for Steelworkers at Louisville Slugger

The workers produce, on average, 3,200 bats each day for souvenirs and retail sale and about 300 bats per day for major league baseball players.

 

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Delta baggage handler files suit over retaliatory firing

Hedges has been active in trying to organize a union among ground workers at Delta and in 15Now, a movement to raise wages among airport workers to $15 an hour.  

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Retired people add their voices to anti-Rauner upsurge

Some media and folks with cameras were threatened; told that they were violating the Homeland Security Act. Really.

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Retaliation at Illinois factory ignites labor alliance

Members of Chicago Jobs with Justice as well as Jobs to Move America coalesced in downtown Chicago to declare their support for a worker fired in retaliation for whistleblowing.

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New Jersey unions go toe to toe with Christie over pensions

Unions representing N.J. state and local government workers vowed that the fight over Chris Christie's pension payment cuts is not over.

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