May

Nurses score wins for unions and patients

Emphasizing that short-staffing harms patients, the National Nurses Union racked up a big contract win at the D.C. area's largest hospital, the Washington Hospital Center.

Asian Americans tackle job discrimination

Job discrimination is on the rise for Asian Americans, one of the fastest-growing minority group in the U.S., and now number 15 million nationwide.

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Workers, supporters cheer cheating contractor's downfall

A huge wage-theft case against a San Francisco Bay Area contractor almost reached the finish line May 26. One last chapter must still be written.

Labor's use of giant rat deemed legal

The National Labor Relations Board recently ruled the giant inflatable rat used by the labor movement is legal, even at demonstrations in front of secondary employers.

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Wisconsin judge kills anti-union law

The right-wing push to destroy unions in Wisconsin ran into a wall this morning.

Labor wins a few in Florida

"Working families, the unemployed and the impoverished faced numerous assaults in the continuing drive to make the rich richer," said the state AFL-CIO.

Obama: No trade deals without help for workers

The Obama administration tells congressional Republicans, biggest backers of so-called "free trade" treaties, they must restore trade aid for workers who lost their jobs to imports.

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Union helped hotel worker stand up to IMF chief

Several articles in the major media are discussing the high risk of sexual assault that housekeepers face in hotels. Sexual assault and harassment is rampant, maids are afraid to complain to management because of fear of losing their jobs and perpetrators think there is little chance they'll get caught.

Labor board sides with Red Cross workers

The Red Cross is trying to drive down the wages and benefits of its unionized workers.

Unions not behind Wisconsin boycott

"If we had a boycott, trust me, we would be shouting it from the rooftops," noted Sheila Cochran, chief operating officer of the Milwaukee Labor Council.

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