March

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Southwest Airlines ground crews walk picket lines

OAKLAND, Calif. - Southwest Airlines ground workers took to the picket lines in 16 cities March 28, to protest contract proposals they say would compromise the airline's tradition of outstanding customer service.

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Southwest Airlines: not so luvly to employees

Since the union's contract with Southwest Airlines became amendable, workers say the company has stalled in negotiations and brought an ever-increasing list of demands for cuts.

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More firms challenge NLRB’s right to rule on their cases

 Two more companies have dragged the NLRB into federal appellate courts, questioning the agency's right to rule in their labor-management disputes because NLRB allegedly lacked a quorum.

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Missouri state workers lobby day

"They want to take away your right to support your union. They don't want us to be here."

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Unionists back marriage equality, in and out of high court

Inside and outside the U.S. Supreme Court, unionists backed the right of same-sex couples to marry as the justices held hearings on two separate cases on the issue.

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U.S. and British transport workers form alliance

They have agreed to cooperate on safety issues; launch joint campaigns targeting employers in-common; and advance a strategy promoting the right of workers to organize unions and bargain.

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Arizonans fight to keep their mail coming (with video)

Hundreds of passing drivers honked in solidarity with 200 postal workers and community supporters' who rallied here Sunday afternoon to "save the Postal Service." 

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Rank and file longshore leader honored at memorial

The South African government honored longtime International Longshore and Warehouse Union activist Leo Robinson with its Nelson Mandela Humanitarian Award.

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Governor calls unions the voice of American workers

"We live in a time in which more and more capital is concentrated in fewer and fewer hands," Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon told union delegates at the AFL-CIO Labor Legislative Conference.

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SF Symphony strikers protest out-of-tune execs

SAN FRANCISCO - Tired of prolonged stalling by management, over 100 musicians of the San Francisco Symphony - one of the country's top symphony orchestras - entered the second week of a strike with a March 21 protest.

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