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Add Chris Christie – again – to the list of union-bashers

Add New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to the lengthening list of GOP presidential hopefuls who are open and vocal union-bashers.

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Steelworkers, top firms at odds as contract deadline approaches

Steelworkers and the nation's top steel companies are at odds in negotiations as the deadline for a new contract approaches.

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Today in labor history: Reagan fires air traffic controllers

"After 1981, Reagan and his followers willingly donned the mantle of union-busters." The firing of air traffic controllers was just the beginning.

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Report: Unemployment insurance fails workers with volatile schedules

In many service sector jobs, including food service and retail, workers often experience volatile schedules that wildly fluctuate from week-to-week and wreak havoc on their lives.

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Federal judge upholds NLRB union election rules

The rules helped reduce the time available to businesses and union-busting "consultants" to illegally intimidate, spy on, harass and fire workers for exercising their rights.

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Illinois GOP governor solicits retirees as strikebreakers

Rauner also failed to deny reports that he is considering calling on the Illinois National Guard to replace state workers in the event of a lockout or strike.

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Court orders El Super to reinstate Fermin Rodriquez, fired organizer

"I am incredibly excited to be returning to my job where I can continue to fight for dignity and respect for all El Super workers."

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Single-payer healthcare gets backing from Medicare’s “creator”

The last surviving "creator" of the original Medicare proposal of 1965 is enthusiastically endorsing Medicare for all.

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Hillary Clinton pledges to push Employee Free Choice

Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton supports comprehensive labor law reform, and she says she really means it.

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AFL-CIO to hold regular talks on racism beginning in September

"Since the death of Trayvon Martin, the AFL-CIO has worked to open a constructive dialogue around the role of race."

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