Labor News

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Senator: Coal mine owners treat workers as "property"

WASHINGTON (PAI)-The nation's coal mine owners "so victimize" their workers that the workers "come as close to being property as anyone I can imagine," a leading congressional advocate for the miners says.

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In shadow of Disney World, May Day rally demands immigrant rights

In the home of Disney World, hundreds of immigrants rally on May Day to demand the "right to work, right to live and right to stay together."

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Illinois governor's plans for continued attack on public workers

Gov. Pat Quinn sugarcoated an attack on public workers with a host of progressive policy proposals.

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Workers expose dirty secrets of recycling industry

Most of us don't know what happens to our recycling after we take it to the curb each week.

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Pastor pits God vs. common courtesy at Applebee's

We all hold similar definitions of common courtesy - that's why it's called "common."

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GOP forces Michigan to weaken job safety laws

Passage of a right-to-work law was the big Cahuna for Republican lawmakers, but they were also busy changing, and perhaps lowering, safety standards for Michigan workers.

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New York bus strike continues

While the school bus strike nears its second week, a decision by the National Labor Relations Board could compel both sides to the table.

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Today in Labor History: 12,000 on strike in Texas

On this day in 1938, 12,000 pecan shellers in San Antonio, Texas, went on strike in 400 locations.

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Janitors and security guards getting hit in Twin Cities

Negotiators for Twin Cities janitorial contractors and security contractors are seeking deep contract concessions from SEIU Local 26.

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Teamsters forced to authorize bus driver strike

The unyielding bargaining stance of a private school bus company forced bus drivers into unanimous strike authorization votes.

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