Labor News

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AFL-CIO revamps website to feature workers more prominently

Calling its old website static and often confusing to navigate, the AFL-CIO, after a year of work, revamped its site.

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Former Massey security director sentenced in Upper Big Branch case

Massey Energy's former security director was sentenced to three years in prison for lying to federal investigators and destroying documents.

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The IWW legacy

Occupy Wall Street and the other anti-capitalist forces could find no greater inspiration than the Industrial Workers of the World.

U.S.-Mexico labor alliance calls for end to persecution of Mexican workers

Trade unionists from swore mutual support and solidarity for the struggle of Mexico's workers to fight neoliberal economic policies.

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Steelworkers rally in solidarity with Mexican miners (with video)

Steelworkers led a rally including union members, along with faith-based, community and occupy activists last Saturday, Feb. 25, in solidarity with the Mexican miners.

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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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