AFL-CIO demands end to anti-gay job discrimination

LOS ANGELES - At its 2013 convention here Sept. 11 the AFL-CIO passed a strongly worded resolution calling for an end to on-the-job discrimination against gay people.


UAW: Majority at Tennessee VW plant sign union cards

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A majority of workers at Volkswagen's assembly plant in Tennessee have signed cards favoring the union's representation in creating a German-style works council at the plant, a top United Auto Workers official said.


Iraqi union leader: "War not over for our workers"

Hassan Juma'a Awad, president of the Iraq Federation of Oil Unions, was a guest at the AFL-CIO's convention where he spoke at an event organized by U.S. Labor Against the War.


Labor opens house to all U.S. workers

Resolution 5: "The AFL-CIO hereby invites every worker in the United States to join the labor movement either through an affiliate or through Working America."


In bold resolution, AFL-CIO calls for labor law overhaul

"Our nation's basic labor law, the National Labor Relations Act, no longer fulfills its promise to U.S. workers," the AFL-CIO said in a bold resolution passed during the federation's convention.


Philadelphia firefighters win contract after 4 years

Local 22, was awarded new contracts by arbitration three times. All three times Mayor Nutter challenged it in court. A successful mass petition drive this year to curb the mayor's power forced Nutter to back down.


Today in labor history: Sept 11, 2001

"Unity and solidarity can make us stronger. Mourning is not a cry for vengeance. Together we have to find a way out of the crisis. The Ground Zero solidarity can be turned toward the problems we will face in the days to come."


Trumka urges "culture shift" to build "real working class movement"

In his keynote speech to the AFL-CIO convention, federation President Richard Trumka called for a new type of labor movement, one that fights for all working people's interests.


Labor's house opens door wide: Let's work together

Envisioning a common cause coalition powerful enough to defeat the stranglehold of "entrenched corporate interests,"  Richard Trumka announced an agenda  that would include many democratic goals.


Social media and labor: a perfect, and necessary, match

The union members of tomorrow are not going to be reached in the same manner as their predecessors. Twenty-five percent of U.S. voters are no longer watching television

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