Labor News

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Six months after lockout, workers stage 'back to work' action at American Crystal Sugar

The union's action came after the latest federal mediation session ended with American Crystal Sugar continuing to insist on its July 28, 2011 contract offer-which union members voted down 90-10 percent.

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“Right to Work” for less passes, Indiana’s workers refuse to give up

Many working people gathered in Indianapolis over the past few weeks to stand up against this legislation.

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Workers want tax-dodger Verizon to settle contract dispute

Several hundred CWA Local 1101 Verizon workers and their supporters rallied Jan. 26 in front of 140 West Street to say, "Settle our contract!"

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Mich. labor gets ready to rumble over GOP’s right-to-work plans

"Any right-to-work effort in Michigan is going to be met with the fiercest opposition organized labor has ever brought against a single issue," said a building trades leader.

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All eyes on 2012 elections at AFL-CIO King holiday observance

"It's a new day, a new labor movement," and "victory can come to the 99 percent if we stand united," said AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Arlene Holt Baker.

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Many workers to benefit in 2012 from new Obama rules

Last month the Obama administration issued some of the most pro-worker rules the country has seen in 35 years, covering union elections, hours of work and wages, among other things.

Utility workers: American Water in more hot water

The same highly-profitable nationwide utility that is trying to drastically raise rates on its St. Louis customers is using workers from a non-union labor law-breaking company to try to replace its Utility Worker members.

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Republicans plan FAA shutdown to bust unions

Republican union busters are planning, just in time for the holidays, a shut down of the Federal Aviation Administration.

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Republicans see assaulting workers as more important than creating jobs

Just days before Election Day, 2011, a national group devoted to workers rights has issued a scathing report about Republican intentions toward workers.

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Workers reject sugar company demands; lockout continues

Workers at American Crystal Sugar's seven plants in Minnesota, North Dakota and Iowa rejected, by a nine to one margin in a Nov. 1 vote, the company's latest demands.

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