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Steelworkers honor Danny Glover and Ed Schultz (with video)

On the final day of their International Convention 2011, the United Steel Workers (USW) introduced the union's new Paul Wellstone award. The first recipients are: actor and chair of TransAfrica, Danny Glover; and Ed Shultz, host of the Ed Shultz Show on MSNBC.

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Pressure grows on sugar company to end lockout

The East Grand Forks, Minn., city council voted unanimously to send a letter urging American Crystal Sugar to return to negotiations with its locked-out workers.

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Verizon threatens strikers with health care cutoff

Workers this week will miss their first paycheck as result of the strike, now in its 11th day. Pension and disability benefits were suspended as the strike began.

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Trumpet-makers on strike get a brass band boost

Facing cuts in wages and health care as well as total elimination of their pensions, workers at the highly profitable Conn-Selmer plant went on strike.

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Steelworkers "stand up, fight back" (with video)

"Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed" - Lincoln's quote opened the United Steelworkers Convention.

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St. Louis labor and community rallies to support Verizon strikers

CWA members, union supporters and community activists rallied outside of a St. Louis Verizon store.

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Beep, honk: Verizon picketers get noisy support in upstate NY

The sounds of support from passing drivers reached us before we got to the picket line in an industrial area of Syracuse on Thursday.

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Verizon strike: It’s “high noon” for all workers

Many of the women and men had their children with them, some experiencing the fight for justice for the first time.

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Unions warn about deceptive California ballot measure

Wealthy conservatives are behind a ballot initiative that would restrict unions' involvement in political campaigns.

For Air Canada workers, tentative pact in tough conditions

Air Canada is the world's ninth largest passenger airline and was an independent government-owned enterprise until its privatization in the 1980s.

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