Labor News

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Pratt & Whitney workers make gains despite plant closing

Machinists at Pratt & Whitney ratified a new contract after a valiant fight on the shop floor, in the street and at the bargaining table to stop plant closings and save job security language in Connecticut.

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On Human Rights Day, caregivers celebrate a victory

SAN FRANCISCO - For two hardworking women, International Human Rights Day 2010 was an occasion to celebrate. Victoria Aquino and Lourdes Torres, who came to the U.S. from the Philippines in recent years and worked as caregivers in a San Francisco rest home, have won a settlement from their employer totaling over $70,000 in unpaid wages and penalties.

Justices tackle if states can use business licensing laws vs. undocumented workers

Can states use their own licensing laws to crack down on businesses that hire undocumented workers? The Supreme Court wrestled with that question on Dec. 9, dealing with a 2007 law from Arizona - a measure that presaged the tougher anti-Hispanic law the same state passed two years later.

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UAW: Korean workers’ fight is our fight

The movement for global justice got a big lift this week, when the Hyundai Motor Co. found out its unjust treatment of autoworkers in South Korea will not go unnoticed in the U.S.

Dallas stands for jobs and retirement benefits

Fifty North Texans, primarily retirees, added their voices to the general outcry against plans to cut retiree benefits at a meeting in the Communications Workers of America Local 6215 Hall December 2 in Dallas.

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Machinists rally to save job security

Hundreds of Machinist union members and their supporters ralled for job security Tuesday in front of the IAM Lodge 1746 plant, across from Pratt & Whitney's sprawling main production facility in East Hartford, Conn.

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Pay freeze saves peanuts, AFGE leader charges

Labor and its allies have come out swinging against President Obama's call for a two-year pay freeze for federal workers.

Republican attack on labor goes way beyond Congress

During the Great Depression, big business used the crisis to attack workers' wages and living standards directly, cutting wages even while turning big profits. And exactly the same thing is happening again.

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Dockers protest Del Monte union-busting

PHILADELPHIA - ILA Local 1291 members and hundreds of supporters protested Del Monte's move to a non-union terminal, slashing jobs and pay.

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Shop Talk - Hollywood, jobs and jail

Stubborn joblessness persists, Piedmont goes union, AFSCME Prez to retire, Iranian bus drivers jailed, Stop stringing us along!, Hyatt housekeepers sue in 12 cities, A win for dealers at Wynn Casino, AFTRA, SAG reach agreements, Paul names anti-union big-wig.

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