Labor News

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Unions hit Romney on equal pay

A Republican minority in the Senate blocked a vote today on equal pay for women after unions and their allies challenged Romney to back the legislation.

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Efforts to slash Illinois public worker pensions collapse

The legislative session was unable to reach an agreement. Gov. Quinn has promised to call a special summer session to pass pension reform legislation.

Urge to lawmakers: Use Trans-Pacific trade pact to favor workers

The AFL-CIO is urging Congress and the Obama administration to use negotiation of the Trans-Pacific Pact to redo U.S. trade policy to support workers.

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Striking workers assail Red Cross “union-avoidance plan”

It tears Red Cross workers up to not be doing the jobs they love. But at some point, they have to protect their own lives and livelihoods too.

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NLRB official orders rerun recognition vote at Target store

Saying Target illegally threatened to close its store if workers won a vote, a judge ordered a rerun election at the 268-worker store.

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Steelworkers remember martyrs, fight for living

The Republic Steel mill in south Chicago is sacred ground for the American labor movement.

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Coalition asks members to lobby for Paycheck Fairness Act

The drive kicked off when Senate Democrats announced that Senate leaders promised them a vote on the legislation.

Unions blast judge for halting new election rules

Unionists blasted a ruling by a federal judge throwing out the union election rules changes the National Labor Relations Board recently implemented.

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Labor's top organizer sees long fight ahead

Labor groups, Latinos, African-Americans, women, and students must unite in a years-long campaign to restore and reclaim workers rights.

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Home care workers win union rights

Home care workers hugge and cheered when the State Senate voted in favor of  granting home health care and child care workers collective bargaining.

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