Labor News

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Workers hit streets to repeal union-buster SB 5

Labor activists held a rally in Cleveland to mobilize voter turnout in the Nov. 8 election to defeat Issue 2 and repeal SB 5, the law that strips public employees collective bargaining rights.

Miners demand prosecution of Massey execs

Mine workers are now demanding criminal prosecution of 18 Massey Coal Company executives - including retired CEO Don Blankenship - for "industrial homicide."

Ohio unionists ramp up push against anti-worker law

Ohio unionists are ramping up their campaign to repeal right-wing Gov. John Kasich's anti-worker anti-union law, as a Nov. 8 referendum on it nears.

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Tobacco workers exposed to human rights abuse

Farm workers face job-related hazards, including heat stroke, pesticide, and acute nicotine poisoning.

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Firefighters rally Browns fans against Issue 2

Firefighters rallied tens of thousands of fans at last Sunday's football game between the Cleveland Browns and Seattle Seahawks.

Farmworkers take plea to government

Carolina farmers perpetrate lousy working conditions in the state's fields, and the state Labor Department looks the other way.

Taxi workers win full AFL-CIO charter

The National Taxi Workers Alliance made history when it officially became a full member of the nation's largest labor federation, the AFL-CIO.

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Autoworkers negotiate with “wind in their face”

The United Auto Workers union has now completed its negotiations with the domestic auto companies.

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California hotel ordered to shell out $36,000 in back pay

An Embassy Suites hotel was found guilty of denying required paid rest breaks to seven of its workers, and has been ordered to pay each of them about $5,000.

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Official jobless rate stays at 9.1 percent

Private businesses claimed that they added 137,000 new jobs, but 33 percent of those were Communications Workers and Electrical Workers, who returned to their posts after calling off the strike.

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