Labor News

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Farm workers protest veto of Calif. card check bill

California's Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, vetoed a bill that would have allowed farm workers to use the card check method to unionize. Brown refused to meet with the farm workers and the 25 legislators that camped outside of his office.

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Largest education union endorses Obama

The 3.2-million-member National Education Association has endorsed President Obama's 2012 re-election campaign.

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1.3 million Ohioans say no to anti-labor law

The drive to repeal SB 5, the union-busting law that strips collective bargaining rights from public workers in Ohio, culminated in a massive "People's Parade" to deliver petitions with nearly 1.3 million signatures.

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Bus drivers fed up, locked out, then fired

On June 13, the bus drivers of AFSCME Local 3001, who drive the Arlington County, Va., buses, made the declaration that they have had enough.

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Steelworkers warn Congress: Don't back trade that hurts workers

The Steelworkers have laid out, again, a detailed case against all three pending "free trade" agreements - with Colombia, Panama and South Korea - circulating on Capitol Hill.

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It's union time at America's airports!

After a ten-year struggle, 40,000 workers at 450 airports across the nation are celebrating today after choosing the AFGE as their union and sole bargaining agent.

 

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Unions turn up the heat on Colombia trade

With the Republicans poised to write draft legislation affirming the controversial trade pact between the U.S. and Colombia, labor stepped up its drive against the agreement.

“Winkler County nurses” win another victory

Whistle-blower nurses from Winkler County, Texas, won a victory with the conviction of County Sheriff Robert Roberts.

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Administration clashes with government workers

The Obama administration and the American Federation of Government Employees are clashing over collective bargaining rights for thousands of health care workers at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Philly Council passes paid sick days, will mayor sign?

Around 40 percent of all the hourly-wage workers in Philadelphia have no sick days. The bill, if it becomes law, would enable workers to earn one hour of paid sick time for every 40 hours worked.

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