Labor News

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San Francisco Symphony musicians ratify new contract

The musicians, members of the American Federation of Musicians Local 6, overcame draconian proposals to slash pay of substitutes and extras. 

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Over labor opposition, House OKs anti-NLRB bill

Over labor and Democratic opposition, the GOP-run House has narrowly approved legislation (HR1120) to try to shut down the National Labor Relations Board.

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Boston unionists stepped up when bombs hit marathon

Police managed to peacefully disperse the massive crowd. Firefighters responded to the alarms with trucks, ambulances, EMTs, and specially trained union members.

 

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One of the nation's longest lockouts comes to an end

Union workers at American Crystal Sugar plants in Minnesota, North Dakota and Iowa expect to return to work soon now that they approved a contract last Saturday.

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Today in labor history: Songwriter, activist Florence Reece is born

She is best known for having written the folk song "Which Side Are You On?," which she wrote at the age of twelve while her father was out on strike with other coal miners.

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Postal unions welcome continuation of Saturday deliveries

But the unions added saving Saturday is not enough.  Postal Workers President Cliff Guffey said Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe still want to speed up mail sorting center closures.

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New Yorkers demonstrate for immigration reform

While Congress debates immigration reform, New Yorkers joined the thousands demonstrating in Washington D.C. yesterday with a local march.

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Union leaders critical of Obama’s budget blueprint

Union leaders are criticizing President Obama's $3.78 trillion federal budget and spending blueprint for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1.

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Battle over food aid, livelihoods, and jobs

The president's 2014 budget proposal modifies the Food for Peace program by eliminating purchases of food from U.S. producers and moving to local/regional purchasing.

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Dems to push job creation package

House Democrats will roll out a new package of "Make It In America" manufacturing-centered jobs creation bills, one of their top leaders announced on April 9.

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