Labor News

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New Yorkers hit budget cuts

Originally slated as a rally against Mayor Bloomberg's threatened layoffs and cutbacks, the rally became one in a series of actions in solidarity with Wisconsin public workers.

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Missouri activists, unions say yes to cost-of-living

Missouri labor activists and leaders note that voters across the state overwhelmingly support increasing the minimum wage, which would benefit everyone.

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Capitol battle Day 9: Walker runs from Wisconsin workers

Thousands massed in Madison this morning for the 12th major rally since the protests began, and workers say they'll be "tracking down" the fleeing governor "until he finally talks to us."

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It's not about money, it's about freedom: voices from Wisconsin

There is one thing Wisconsin union families want everyone to know: the protests are about workers' freedom to organize into a union and bargain collectively.

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Angry Wisconsin workers occupy Capitol

Thousands of union members and their allies have effectively occupied the state Capitol and the grounds around it for more than 36 hours now.

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Wisconsin lawmakers to vote on GOP gov's anti-union package

MADISON, Wis. - Even among this year's new wave of Republican governors, Wisconsin's Scott Walker sticks out for his anti-union, anti-state worker legislative package.

Airport screeners go union

AFGE President John Gage happily announced Transportation Security Administration administrator John Pistole's ruling.

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Video: Good Jobs Green Jobs 2011

This week's Good Jobs Green Jobs conference in Washington DC is the embodiment of a continually developing and powerful coalition in action.

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GOP attacks public workers collective bargaining rights

Republicans legislators and the Republican governor in Ohio are intensifying their campaign to turn public workers into scapegoats for the economic problems in their state.

Union happy with new Obama crackdown on mine owners

Mine workers welcome Obama's plan to make it easier in cracking down on coal companies that are constant safety violators. However specific rules need to be enforced in order to further erode the systemic problem, unions say.

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