Labor News

Bakery Workers say Hostess lies, CEO threatens closure

Faced with a threat by Hostess' CEO to close the bankrupt company and liquidate it, the Bakery Workers are denouncing his "lies" and hanging tough.

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Union leaders map post-election plans

Fresh off of a consequential U.S. election, union leaders started planning future legislative priorities for the labor movement.

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Labor board lowers the boom on water company

Saying American Water Works broke labor law, a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) official ordered the firm to restore retiree health benefits.

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Orlando rallies for fired Walmart worker

Local worker allies held an action at an Orlando-area Walmart store to bring attention to another instance of retaliation against a Walmart "associate."

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Today in labor history: The 40-hour workweek

On October 24, 1940 the 40-hour workweek went into effect under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The new law had been signed by President Roosevelt in 1938.

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Charges filed after Bain-owned Sensata threatens immediate shutdown

Unfair labor practice charges were filed with the NLRB after the Bain-owned company threatened to shut the plant if workers continue efforts to stop outsourcing.

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Sensata workers, job losses, to star in new film

The workers, who will lose their jobs to China thanks to Mitt Romney's Bain Capital, will star in a new film about their struggle.

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Labor going all out as election nears

Unions are on full mobilization status as they rev up their final push in the 2012 election battle.

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Labor board says mining company illegally forced strike

In a win for 100 embattled salt mine workers, the NLRB ruled their employer, Carey Salt, illegally declared impasse in their 2010 contract talks.

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Solidarity grows with Walmart workers

The Walmart store here was buzzing with noontime traffic, as dozens of union and community members gathered by the entrance.

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