Labor News

Union fights to save Cleveland paper

 The Newspaper Guild Local 1 is conducting a spirited campaign to Save The Plain Dealer, the city's only daily newspaper.

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San Jose marches to demand Hyatt give workers a voice

This action was part of a national week of actions that began Dec 12. at Hyatt headquarters in Chicago.

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Missourians: Real deficit is the jobs deficit

"We cannot cut our way to job creation," the Rev. Roosevelt Broadnax told labor and community allies.

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Signed in secret, Michigan law takes effect in April

The "right to work for less" law can be overturned.

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Union reps warn of “devastating” budget cuts

The unions and their allies have launched campaigns against the budget cutting ideas, contacting lawmakers both in D.C. and at home.

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Badgers find Palermo pizza hard to swallow

Palermo's factory workers banded together and presented their employer with a petition stating their intent to unionize so they could effectively discuss issues of safety, health and wages.

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AFT proposes setting higher standards for teacher training, entry into profession

"Too many new teachers enter our schools feeling unprepared. We shouldn't tolerate that in a profession so important to our country's future."

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Today in Labor History: First ever sit-down strike

On this day in 1906, the first ever sit-down strike in American history took place at the General Electric plant in Schenectady, N.Y.

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Minnesota lockouts don’t stop holiday music

Symphony halls will be full as orchestra musicians - many who are members of American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (AFM) - fill the air with holiday-themed concerts.

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Airport concession workers demand labor rights

Non-union workers at Oakland Airport were backed by their union counterparts as they told the port commissioners just why they are struggling for the right to organize.

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