October

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“No contract, no work,” says Philadelphia transport union

Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 234 has voted to authorized a strike at the end of this week, if continuing negotiations do not result in a contract by October 31

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Coming back to the NLRB’s core mission

The son of an Iowa coal miner is pleased that the United States has moved closer now to enforcing a piece of the law that has too often been ignored.

Labor hits union busting by immigration agency

An important report by the AFL-CIO, American Rights at Work and the National Employment Law Project paints a shocking picture of how, under the Bush administration, ICE, (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) ran roughshod over the rights of immigrant workers and blocked enforcement of labor law.

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Congress Hotel strikers set record

CHICAGO – “This is an embarrassing day for the city of Chicago,” declared Guadalupe Perez a striking Congress Hotel worker at an Oct. 26 action honoring the strike.

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Workers win biggest back pay award in history!

The Fluor Daniel Corp. has agreed to pay $12 million to 167 workers it denied jobs 15 years ago because they belonged to or were organizing for one of four different unions.

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Unions confront insurers as they plot to block reform

Insurance company CEOs meeting in Washington Oct. 22 hid from 600 angry trade unionists who tried to get them to listen to people victimized by their companies.

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Hotel workers overwhelmingly authorize a strike

With an overwhelming strike authorization vote Oct. 22, workers are ratcheting up the pressure on the city's top hotels to end their stalling, drop demands for takeaways and agree to a fair contract. Many of the city's most prominent hotels are among the 31 affected by the vote

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Labor: ‘It’s jobs, not the deficit, stupid!’

 "The need for massive job creation should trump fear of large federal budget deficits expressed in opinion polls," declared a top AFL-CIO analyst this week.

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Afraid no more: Domestic workers fight back

She became the child's nanny when the little girl was 18 months old. For the next seven years she nurtured and guided the girl through all the typical milestones of childhood - growing out of and into new clothes, toileting, walking, playing, meeting new friends, pre-kindergarten, first grade and more.

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Support the union label on Halloween

“When those little ghosts and goblins come collecting on Halloween,” a leading labor journalist declared on Oct. 21, “make sure you have a full supply of union made goodies to hand out.”

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