Labor News

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Letter Carriers slam new federal report on postal service

A new federal report on the financial ills of the U.S. Postal Service  is a reiteration of previous justifications for huge agency prepayments of future retirees' health care costs.

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Labor Secretary Solis resigns, Trumka lauds her service

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, who repeatedly declared herself "the new sheriff in town" on behalf of workers the last four years, resigned her position on Jan. 9.

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Why picket lines matter

I spent so much time on picket lines as a kid that when I thought my dad's rules were too strict, I would run to build a sign on a stick and try to talk the neighbor kids into marching around the house with me.

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Today in labor history: Labor radical Tom Mooney freed

Radical labor activist Tom Mooney, accused of a murder by bombing in San Francisco, was pardoned and freed after 22 years in San Quentin.

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Unions hit GOP on Sandy aid

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka termed Boehner's decision "a slap in the face." Others were more caustic.

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Standoff at grain terminals: workers on the job without contract

All the grain terminals, which handle a huge share of overall U.S. grain trade, are owned by huge multinational corporations, many of them foreign-based.

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Billionaire casino owner Adelson takes aim at unions

Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire owner of The Venetian and Palazzo casinos, says his new target is collective bargaining.

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Today in labor history: Starving farmers demand food

In the depths of the Great Depression, some 500 farmers marched into the town of England, Ark., to demand food for their starving families.

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Courts remain key to advancing workers’ rights

If you think courts aren't important to workers, then unions in Wisconsin, Alaska and Texas have a blunt message for you: Wrong.

Supreme Court tackles "who is a supervisor?"

Supervisors, as agents of firms, must not discriminate or harass - or stop it when it occurs.

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