Labor News

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Brazil's Lula hails Mississippi Nissan workers (video)

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, popularly known as Lula, issued a stirring call for international worker solidarity, speaking at a UAW conference.

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Pastor pits God vs. common courtesy at Applebee's

We all hold similar definitions of common courtesy - that's why it's called "common."

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GOP forces Michigan to weaken job safety laws

Passage of a right-to-work law was the big Cahuna for Republican lawmakers, but they were also busy changing, and perhaps lowering, safety standards for Michigan workers.

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AFL-CIO launches campaign for immigration reform

The AFL-CIO is launching a presidential style mass nationwide campaign.

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Avondale shipyard story could get a happy ending

The long struggle by thousands of Avondale shipyard workers here to save their jobs appears to have been successful.

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Right-to-work (for less) laws speed to Michigan high court

Michigan's two controversial right-to-work laws are headed on a fast track to the state's Supreme Court.

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Top Latino labor leader talks immigration law with Obama

Service Employees Secretary-Treasurer Eliseo Medina told President Obama of SEIU's all-out commitment to immigration reform.

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Elections have consequences: “Right to work” is one of them

The GOP majority in the Pennsylvania state capitol in Harrisburg is pushing a so-called "right-to-work" law in the Quaker State.

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Wage gap widening, unionization declining worldwide

Declining unionization and increasing globalization are two key factors that are widening wage gaps between the rich and everyone else.

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New York bus strike continues

While the school bus strike nears its second week, a decision by the National Labor Relations Board could compel both sides to the table.

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