Labor News

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Top anti-union outfit smaller than believed

The Associated Builders and Contractors proclaims itself the national voice of non-union construction companies. However, it actually represents just a small share of U.S. contractors.

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Workers raise the roof at Verizon shareholders’ meeting

Union members and their allies raised the roof at the corporation's annual shareholder meeting yesterday.

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Obama to building trades: GOP blocking construction jobs

Obama's campaign for more construction jobs comes against a continuing backdrop of high joblessness in the construction industry: 17.2% in March, more than double the national jobless rate of 8.2%.

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Workers say fight to save Post Office goes on

By a 62-37 vote on Apr. 25, the Senate approved a modified postal "reform" bill, S1789. The battle over the future of the Postal Service now moves to the GOP-run House.

Potato grower accused of labor trafficking

The suit was filed on behalf of two farm workers. They say they were victims of trafficking and other federal and state labor law violations.

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Florida tomato harvesters take penny campaign to Giant Food

Day by day for the last eight years, Santiago Perez has toiled in the tomato fields of Immokalee, Fla. It's not fun.

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Teamsters proposal to restructure bankrupt Hostess

The Teamsters' proposal demands executives, as well as all stakeholders, share equally in financial sacrifices for Hostess to emerge from bankruptcy "instead of paying lip-service to the concept."

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Appalling conditions exposed at farmworker camps

It's hard to make ends meet for many trailer residents.

Chicago wage theft of Polish workers exposed

Zwirecki was sentenced to 12 months probation and ordered by Cook County Circuit Court Judge Dennis Porter to pay $60,804 in restitution and a $10,333 fine.

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Should union organizers get civil rights protections?

Workers who are trying to unionize should be added to the groups of people protected by the nation's civil rights laws, two authors say. Currently those laws apply to women and minorities. Their idea, in the book, Why Labor Organizing Should Be A Civil RightWorkers who are trying to unionize should be added to the groups of people protected by the nation's civil rights laws, two authors say. Currently those laws apply to women and minorities. Their idea, in the book, Why Labor Organizing Should Be A Civil RightWorkers who are trying to unionize should be added to the groups of people protected by the nation's civil rights laws, two authors say. 

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