Labor News

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Today in labor history: Voting Rights Act signed

It has been a cornerstone of the civil rights movement, by ensuring that every American citizen, regardless of race or language, has equal access to the vote.

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Unionized ironworkers aid non-union jobless

 The Ironworkers are trying to find jobs for 280 non-union colleagues left high and dry without pay when a large non-union Michigan contractor suddenly shut its doors.

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For Steelworkers, one lockout ends, another begins

"It appears Honeywell is more interested in intimidating our members with a show of force than in bargaining for a settlement."

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Judge orders Kellogg's to take locked out workers back

A federal judge in Memphis, Tenn., has ordered Kellogg's to take back the 226 union workers it locked out from its cereal plant there over nine months ago.

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GOP's Lamar Alexander, catering to right, tries axing Davis-Bacon

In an obvious bid to cater to the radical right, Sen. Lamar Alexander launched a bid to repeal the Davis-Bacon Act.

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July unemployment rate doesn't reflect truth about joblessness

While 131,000 people found jobs last month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics report, the number of unemployed people rose by 197,000 to 9.67 million.

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Labor rolls out its plan to defeat GOP in November

"You know what our problem is," said the federation's political action director, Lee Saunders, "It's turnout. We have prioritized the election races and we have to get our people out."

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Labor leaders say from now on union organizing will be different

America's union leaders and the workers they represent are not going to take it anymore; they are determined to fight the attacks on labor.

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Protesters tell Apple: Ensure fair treatment for security guards

Union and community activists called on the iconic computer and smartphone manufacturer to push for fair treatment of security workers.

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GOP pushing Labor Department to go easy on wage theft

"One key to economic recovery is vigorous enforcement of wage and hour protections, so workers are paid what they earn, and can pump money back into their local economies."

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