Labor News

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Union says postal service is not really pulling out of Staples

Mark Dimondstein, president of the American Postal Workers Union, said a Staples announcement this week that it was ending its no-bid deal with the U.S. Postal Service is a ruse.

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Moral Monday leader a hit at AFT convention

Teachers heard the iconic leader of the Moral Monday movement in North Carolina characterize them as part of a movement fighting for the very soul of the nation.

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Today in labor history: Start of the 1959 steel strike

Members of the United Steelworkers of America went on strike against the major U.S. steel producers on July 15, 1959, the start of record 116-day steel industry strike.

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AFSCME grows by 90,000 since January

The union sees its successful organizing campaign as a clear indication that face-to-face organizing is the proper response to what has been an onslaught of attacks on public service workers.

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Victory for hospital workers: $15 for 15

"This is an important victory. Johns Hopkins Hospital sets the standard for healthcare in our city and that standard has just been raised."

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What’s next after fast food global?

The fast food industry continues to get hit hard by waves of strikes and workers continue to escalate their tactics, but the question remains: What more can be done?

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Teachers vow to fight anti-labor court rulings

"Enough is enough. Teachers are evaluated and their future livelihoods are linked to that. And when they fall short, they should have a chance to improve."

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“Swamp People” carry union cards

A majority of writer-producers at reality TV production company Original Media, creator of "Swamp People," voted overwhelmingly to join the Writers Guild of America, East.

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Chicagoans a big hit at Teachers’ convention in LA

Several Chicagoans have stolen the show at the AFT's national convention that runs through today at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

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UAW officially charters new union local at Chattanooga Volkswagen

Company assurance to the union notwithstanding, the UAW still has to deal with rightwing politicians in Tennessee who don't want to see any unions in their state.

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