Labor News

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Federal lawmakers join state reps in attack on public workers

Right-wing federal lawmaker are backing up state government attacks on state and local workers' pensions through a measure that, if passed, would make the pensions virtually unaffordable.

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Labor leaders demand Senate action on NLRB

As expected, the AFL-CIO Executive Council issued a statement Feb. 26 on the ongoing attempt by anti-worker politicians and their corporate sponsors to destroy the National Labor Relations Board

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Today in labor history: Jackson uses troops vs. workers

The workers were protesting not just their low pay but also the intolerable working conditions on an important canal construction project.

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Labor launches annual King observance tonight

The labor movement is celebrating its ties to the civil rights movement here this weekend as the AFL-CIO gathers to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Courts remain key to advancing workers’ rights

If you think courts aren't important to workers, then unions in Wisconsin, Alaska and Texas have a blunt message for you: Wrong.

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Locked out sugar workers reject deal for fourth time

This is the fourth time members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers' International Union have voted down an identical offer.

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Teamsters confront Bill Gates over sanitation firm’s actions

"It's outrageous that Bill Gates says he supports public health programs, and yet he's the primary owner of a company that locks out its workers."

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Domestic workers, invisible no more

Until recently, the situation of domestic workers - nannies, caregivers, housecleaners, etc. - has largely stayed below the radar.

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Las Vegas Teamsters beat Coke decertification attempt

Coca-Cola's attempt to get rid of the Teamsters and a union contract in Las Vegas fizzled out like so much bad soda.

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Walmart workers strike on Black Friday

The walkout was one of dozens against the retail giant across the nation protesting Walmart's bully tactics aimed at silencing the "OUR Walmart" worker upsurge.

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