Labor News

Thousands join picket lines at Kaiser Permanente’s California hospitals

Thousands of workers at Kaiser Permanente facilities across California marched on picket lines.

Union membership up slightly, despite attacks

Membership in unions increased by 49,000 from 2010 to 2011, including 15.000 new members in the 16 to 24-year-old range.

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Auto jobs grow despite Republican opposition

More than jobs are back: New polls in Michigan show Obama has jumped ahead of his Republican opponents here.

Workers brave cold to lobby lawmakers on "right-to-work" danger

Members from turning out to Champlin City Hall to learn more about a coming threat: a proposed "right to work" amendment to the Minnesota constitution.

Oregon state Public Interest Research Group fires pro-union workers

A non-profit fundraiser for the Oregon State Public Interest Research Group and its spinoff group Environment Oregon has fired two workers who helped lead a campaign to unionize.

Tentative agreement could end West Coast longshore battle

The tentative agreement may defuse a tense standoff as the Longview dockworkers wage a valiant battle to defend their jobs.

Ignoring public opinion, Indiana Senate approves “right to work”

Despite mass opposition to the so-called right to work bill, the Indiana State Senate yesterday approved the measure.

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2012: More battles ahead on Capitol Hill for workers

Workers, their unions and their allies are gearing up for more tough legislative fights in 2012.

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AFL-CIO calls for urgent action to stop Indiana "right-to-work"

The AFL-CIO has issued a national appeal for help to stop passage of a so-called "right-to-work" law in Indiana. "We are at war," the AFL-CIO appeal reads. "The assault on workers in Indiana continues."

Flight attendants reach tentative pact with United

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA reached a tentative contract for the original 15,000 flight attendants at Chicago-based United.

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