Labor News

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Some see “right to work” fight coming to Ohio

Referendum petitions continue to circulate in Ohio in an effort to put a so-called right-to-work initiative on the state ballot.

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Restaurant workers rising up for justice

When Romualdo Cardoso started working in restaurants 15 years ago he had the American Dream.

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New York mayor’s disregard for kids forces strike

Bloomberg's threat to kids' safety while riding school buses forced some 8,000 drivers, mechanics and school bus matrons to strike.

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Today in labor history: Lucy Parsons leads march in Chicago

Parsons was described by the Chicago Police Department as "more dangerous than a thousand rioters."

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Teamsters win union contract for West Coast port drivers

The Teamsters, after a long organizing campaign and extended bargaining, have won and ratified a first contract for a notable group of West Coast workers.

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Teachers praise president’s gun control agenda

Leaders of the nation's two teachers unions praised President Obama and lawmakers who have unveiled comprehensive gun control proposals.

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CWA loses union recognition vote at American

The Communications Workers have lost the union recognition vote by the narrow margin of 161 votes out of almost 6,000 cast.

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Illinois governor waging war on public service workers

The rights of public service workers seem to be of no consequence to Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn.

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Workers win safety deal at Hyatt Fisherman's Wharf

In a landmark settlementwith implications for all Hyatt workers, the Hyatt Fisherman's Wharf hotel has withdrawn its appeal of citations related to housekeeper injuries.

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Today in labor history: 20,000 GE workers strike over health care

On Jan. 14, 2003, nearly 20,000 General Electric workers went out on strike at 48 plants in 33 states.

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