May

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Congress Hotel strike ends, fight of hotel workers goes on

With the 10th anniversary of the Congress Hotel strike approaching, Unite Here Local 1, the union representing Chicago's hospitality workers, announced the end of strike on May 29.

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Today in labor history: Farm Workers win after 17-year boycott

On May 29, 1996, the United Farm Workers of America reached agreement on a contract for 450 lettuce harvesters, ending a 17-year-long boycott.

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AFL-CIO hails vote on immigration bill, vows work to improve

"This reflects an enormous step toward healing an injustice, the deportation crisis that has wrecked families, communities, and workplaces for far too long."

Unions: Keep immigration open to family members

Unions and their allies, led by the AFL-CIO, back changes to the draft comprehensive immigration law that would keep immigration rights open for family members of current permanent residents.

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Union and growers split on immigration plan

And that split could imperil immigration legislation overall, since the GOP-run House has made it clear that it may deep-six the Senate's comprehensive immigration overhaul.

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Analysts say bill would extend labor law protection to immigrants

A close reading of the draft comprehensive immigration reform bill discloses provisions to bring undocumented workers under labor law coverage.

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In shadow of Disney World, May Day rally demands immigrant rights

In the home of Disney World, hundreds of immigrants rally on May Day to demand the "right to work, right to live and right to stay together."