Labor News

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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.

House GOP blasts Obama NLRB appointments

Republicans on the highly partisan House Education and the Workforce Committee blasted President Obama's recess appointments to the NLRB.

Union leaders say ”right to work” will boomerang in Indiana

Indiana became the nation's 23rd "Right to Work" state. Union leaders blasted the legislation, and predicted it'll boomerang at the ballot box this fall.

Educators tell labor board: Restore our rights

Graduate assistants and teaching assistants at New York University want their union rights back.

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Biden: GOP doesn’t understand middle class

Most of his speech alternated between jabs at GOP leaders, and defense of the Obama administration's actions.

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GOP forces anti-labor provisions into transport bills

That rewrite, an attempt to end a fight over union recognition votes at airlines and railroads, ended up leaving workers and their unions with the short end of the stick.

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