Labor News

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AFL-CIO leader champions day laborers’ quest for humane immigration reform

Many, undocumented, risked arrest and possible deportation. But they would not be deterred in their quest.

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Trumka lauds low-wage workers’ progress in self-organizing

Richard Trumka spent a two-day February swing through California lauding car wash workers, home health care aides, domestic workers, and day laborers.

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Union says collective bargaining protects pregnant women

With business discrimination against pregnant female workers still widespread, the Service Employees contend one of the best ways to battle it is through collective bargaining and union contracts.

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Outcry by 33,000 ignored: Sugar giant turns away petition

Hundreds of locked-out workers and community supporters tried to serve a petition on American Crystal Sugar's CEO, Dave Berg.

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Tulsa city workers win fight vs. privatization with creative strategy

Municipal workers chose to fight back against privatization by taking over their department in a very unusual way.

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Six days, six states: Locked out workers launch 1,000-mile journey

An hour after the locked out workers gathered in the Labor Temple here, several of them called the PW to talk about their "journey."

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Seattle port strike challenges "independent contractor" lie

Truck drivers in the Puget Sound shut down ports for two weeks - and begin to shift the balance of power.

 

Compromise on benefits and payroll tax passes despite complaint by unions

The AFL-CIO announced just before noon on the East Coast today that it cannot support H.R. 3630, the compromise bill coming before Congres.

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Citing public safety concerns, Red Cross workers strike

The strike was provoked by the agency's insistence on an "irresponsible" health care plan and a speed-up drive that compromises the safety of blood donors.

Washington governor brokered end to dispute on the docks

Gov. Chris Gregoire announced she had brokered a deal between the two parties that settled pending legal issues, unfair labor practice charges, and fines.

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