November

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Transit workers’ rally highlights safety, budget woes

CLEVELAND - A rally protesting the Regional Transit Authority's refusal to address worker and rider safety in contract talks dramatized the challenge facing public transit systems in today's economic crisis.

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U.S. & German unions unite to battle T-Mobile

The Communications Workers of America and its German counterpart have teamed up to battle T-Mobile's union-busting efforts in the U.S.

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Used and abused: guest workers and U.S. immigration reform

PITTSBURGH - The room grew quiet as she told her story. Leila Concepcion paid $15,000 to come to the United States and teach. It was a painful decision to leave her country, The Philippines, and place her family in debt.

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Justice bus rolls to stop wage theft

HOUSTON — The Houston Interfaith Worker Justice Center assembled a group of 30 labor activists to ride the Justice Bus here to bring attention to wage theft.

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Feeling heat, U.S.-China firms say they’ll build turbines here

Under pressure from the nation’s biggest manufacturing union, a U.S.-China energy partnership said it would build a factory here, creating 1,000 jobs.

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Housekeepers march in support of ‘Hyatt 100’

CHICAGO - Hundreds of women, members of Unite Here Local 1, marched and rallied at the Hyatt hotel, telling the mega-chain to rehire 100 housekeepers it fired in Boston.

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Asian Pacific American worker hearing hailed as labor milestone

The first-ever National Asian Pacific American Workers' Rights Hearing was an emotional event for Asian Pacific trade unionists.

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Workers say: Stop Bissell’s dirty work

On Nov. 5, Cindy Marble and several of her co-workers were fired without any warning, after some of them had trained their replacements.

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S K Handtools workers end strike, save health care and jobs

CHICAGO - After a 10-week strike to save their jobs, health care and union, seventy Teamster Local 743 members at S K Handtools voted 3 to 1 to accept the company offer and began returning to work Nov. 6.

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Foreign companies getting bulk of green stimulus

Of the $1.05 billion of stimulus funds handed out for clean energy grants since Sept. 1, 84 percent - $849 million - has gone to foreign wind companies.

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