April

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Retirees celebrate health care reform, prepare for mid-term elections

The 4-million-member Alliance for Retired Americans celebrated the health care reform law at its recent convention, and prepared for the upcoming mid-term elections.

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Union-buster Massey Energy cited 2118 times for safety violations

Standing near the portal of the Massey Energy mine where at least 25 miners have died in a deadly explosion, Joe Main, assistant labor secretary for Mine Safety and Health, vowed to "turn over every rock" to get to the bottom of the cause of the April 5 tragedy.

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Grad student union reaches agreement with UIC

Graduate students at the University of Illinois win a contract agreement they have been fighting for since August 2009.

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Arkansas primary becomes test for labor

The labor movement has become a force to be reckoned with in the Arkansas Democratic Senate primary.

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Deadly explosions kill 31 energy workers in one week

ANACORTES, Wash.---Families and co-workers of six oil workers killed in a refinery explosion here April 2 were mourning their dead when three days later another explosion, this one in a West Virginia coal mine killed 25 miners, a deadly toll of 31 energy workers in less than a week.

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Texting 32BJ contract talks could read “We r on strk”

NEW YORK-From the dawn of capitalism, working people have had to battle constantly for better wages, working conditions and quality of life. Now workers have gained a new tool against their bosses: texting.

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San Francisco hotel workers hold two-day ‘siege’

SAN FRANCISCO - The giant hotel corporations that dominate this city's top hotels may think they can hide behind the current economic crisis to force workers to accept a contract full of takeaways.

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