Labor News

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Today in labor history: Phone workers call for union

The National Federation of Telephone Workers - later to become the CWA - was founded today in New Orleans in 1938.

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Supreme court wrestles with outlawing card check and other union rights

Some right-wing anti-union moves ran into an apparently skeptical U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 13.

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Black Friday Walmart strike wave already underway

"I want people to be able to live better, you know, like the commercial says; nobody lives better now except for the Waltons."

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Detroit’s Fox 2, unfair to working families

An early Christmas party at a local furniture store became the rally site for workers of Fox 2 television.

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50 arrested protesting Walmart's poverty wages

LOS ANGELES - The modern-day story of David and Goliath is playing out in cities and towns across America, and last night, on Cesar Chavez Avenue, one of the story's scenes took place when Walmart workers staged a civil disobedience action in front the retail giant's "mini" store here.

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Perez: Cut poverty? Among other things, strengthen unions

"Any anti-poverty approach must raise up the rights of workers to join a union and bargain collectively for higher wages and better working conditions."

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U.S. diplomats not pushing Colombia on workers’ rights

Overburdened U.S. diplomats are not pushing the Colombian government to live up to its written commitments on workers' rights and other rights that Colombia agreed to fulfill.

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Unionized carwash workers in New York win first contracts

The three-year pacts cover workers at the Webster Car Wash and WCA/Rico Pobre Car Wash in the Bronx and the Jomar Car Wash and Sutphin Car Wash in Queens.

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Teamsters score big organizing gains, go “kosher” too!

A string of recent Teamsters organizing victories has added almost 800 new members in seven locations in the last few months. 

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Supreme Court moves to aid union busters again

The justices will hear a case about whether union-represented home health care workers must pay for the union's services.

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