Labor News

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Massive labor rights rally planned for Aug. 11 in Philly

A "Second Bill of Rights" will be unveiled at the unprecedented event, which is expected to have a major impact on the 2012 elections.

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AFL-CIO, Change to Win, go to bat for gay marriage

The nation's two largest labor federations filed a brief asking the U.S. Court of Appeals to uphold a ruling that DOMA is unconstitutional.

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Conn. governor joins locked out workers at HealthBridge

The National Labor Relations Board issued a citation against the New Jersey based company when it unlawfully ended contract negotiations.

Campaign underway to require paid sick time in Orlando

While only 42,000 signatures are required to get the initiative on the ballot, the coalition hopes to submit 52,000.

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Houston janitors’ strike may spread to other cities

Janitors all over this town, most of whom earn less than $9,000 per year, walked off their jobs yesterday in a strike.

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Contractors’ drug-free ‘pledge’ or the real thing?

Some arguments can best be won with the opportune use of a good example.

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Airport workers picket for right to organize

Workers at several Oakland Airport concessions and their supporters held an informational picket outside the terminal July 6.

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Union workers reject Crystal Sugar’s concession demands

A total of 82 percent of union members voted on the demands. Of those, 63 percent voted to reject Crystal's contract offer.

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Hunger strike underway in D.C.

 Planned cuts to the U.S. Postal Service that would cost more than 100,000 active workers their jobs and other cuts, prompted eight retired union Letter Carriers to begin a hunger strike in D.C. on June 25. t

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Judge sides with American Airlines, blocks employees' vote

CWA spent years contacting the customer service reps at American Airlines and was ready to hold a union election just as management took the company into bankruptcy.

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