May

Urge to lawmakers: Use Trans-Pacific trade pact to favor workers

The AFL-CIO is urging Congress and the Obama administration to use negotiation of the Trans-Pacific Pact to redo U.S. trade policy to support workers.

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Striking workers assail Red Cross “union-avoidance plan”

It tears Red Cross workers up to not be doing the jobs they love. But at some point, they have to protect their own lives and livelihoods too.

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NLRB official orders rerun recognition vote at Target store

Saying Target illegally threatened to close its store if workers won a vote, a judge ordered a rerun election at the 268-worker store.

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Labor history: U.S. autoworkers and the Soviet Union

Ford Motors signed a "technical assistance" contract with the Soviet Union.

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Steelworkers remember martyrs, fight for living

The Republic Steel mill in south Chicago is sacred ground for the American labor movement.

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NYC public workers battle Bloomberg, with video

Even as Mayor Michael Bloomberg ladles out billions of dollars to contractors in questionable deals, the multimillionaire former businessman is trying to cut pay of 10,000 of the city's municipal trades workers.

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Coalition asks members to lobby for Paycheck Fairness Act

The drive kicked off when Senate Democrats announced that Senate leaders promised them a vote on the legislation.

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CWA president: We need mass movement to fix this mess

The U.S. will stay mired in an "economy mess" of low growth, low-paying jobs, rising income inequality and worse unless it fixes its political processes.

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The Battle of Toledo

Today in labor history: On May 23, 1934 workers in Toledo Ohio, overcame police and company strike breaking efforts.

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Striking Red Cross workers' life blood on the line

"Working at a site without air on a 90-degree day and trying to keep my staff and donors from passing out was part of my daily challenge."

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