September

Labor fights to recognize Native American rights

The AFL-CIO is fighting to add a new constituency group for Native Americans to its roster.

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Labor youth summit opens in Minneapolis

The conference includes young workers, young union organizers and students, and is part of the AFL-CIO's attempts, over the last two years, to reach workers under age 35.

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Longshore union leader: "We're putting our bodies on the line."

Hundreds of port workers have voluntarily stood in front of trains carrying grain to an outlaw company in Longview, Washington. Their struggle has made news across the nation and around the world.

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Labor takes fight against the right into the courts

Labor's fight against the radical Right isn't just occurring in the streets or at the ballot box. Unions are challenging the Right Wing's schemes in court, too.

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Thousands of California nurses strike to fight takeaways

The nurses were among 23,000 of their co-workers holding a one-day strike at three-dozen Sutter Health and Kaiser Permanente facilities in northern and central California, as well as Oakland Children's Hospital.

Unions, not "right to work" laws, bring back an automaker

The labor movement is a key part of a recently successful effort to get a company to build a plant here that will produce diesel/electric vehicles.

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Farmworker rights bill awaits Calif. gov’s signature

Now awaiting California Gov. Jerry Brown's signature is a bill to greatly strengthen the rights of the state's 400,000 farmworkers.

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Thousands fill New York's Fifth Ave. to celebrate labor

On September 10, Labor Day, New York City's main thoroughfare, Fifth Avenue, was filled for 30 blocks with thousands of union families celebrating the labor movement.

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Retiree group working to get seniors to back Obama

The labor-backed Alliance for Retired Americans is gearing up for a tough battle - getting non-union retirees to vote for Barack Obama in 2012.

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Port workers spend Labor Day on picket line

LONGVIEW, Wash. - Embattled dockworkers marched on their picket lines, Labor Day weekend, standing tall against EGT, the international grain consortium that seeks to break the union at their huge new grain terminal in the Port of Longview.

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