August

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Labor to campaign for Obama in 2012

Organized labor will not allow a Republican to win the presidency, Michael Podherzer, the AFL-CIO's political director said.

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Chocolate shakeup: Student guest workers walk out at Hershey’s plant

Students say the strike will continue until Hershey's ends the exploitation of student guest workers and gives living wage local jobs to Pennsylvania's workers.

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Pressure grows on sugar company to end lockout

The East Grand Forks, Minn., city council voted unanimously to send a letter urging American Crystal Sugar to return to negotiations with its locked-out workers.

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Ohio governor backtracks on union stripping bill

Unions say that the historic petition drive and a late July Quinnipiac poll showing voters favoring repeal are likely explanations.

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Verizon threatens strikers with health care cutoff

Workers this week will miss their first paycheck as result of the strike, now in its 11th day. Pension and disability benefits were suspended as the strike began.

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Trumpet-makers on strike get a brass band boost

Facing cuts in wages and health care as well as total elimination of their pensions, workers at the highly profitable Conn-Selmer plant went on strike.

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Steelworkers "stand up, fight back" (with video)

"Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed" - Lincoln's quote opened the United Steelworkers Convention.

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St. Louis labor and community rallies to support Verizon strikers

CWA members, union supporters and community activists rallied outside of a St. Louis Verizon store.

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Unions say Verizon taking its cue from Wisconsin's governor

Union leaders say Verizon management, taking its lead from right-wing GOP governors, is trying to kill public support for its  striking workers by portraying them as an overpaid elite.

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Locked-out workers take message to Crystal Sugar’s doorstep

More than 600 locked out sugar workers and supporters rallied outside the headquarters of American Crystal Sugar August 11, demanding an end to the lockout.

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