August

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Steelworkers honor Danny Glover and Ed Schultz (with video)

On the final day of their International Convention 2011, the United Steel Workers (USW) introduced the union's new Paul Wellstone award. The first recipients are: actor and chair of TransAfrica, Danny Glover; and Ed Shultz, host of the Ed Shultz Show on MSNBC.

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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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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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Beep, honk: Verizon picketers get noisy support in upstate NY

The sounds of support from passing drivers reached us before we got to the picket line in an industrial area of Syracuse on Thursday.

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Video: Jobs with Justice, fired up, ready to fight

Labor, community, faith, women, youth and environmental activists discussed, debated and got fired up for the fights ahead.

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"We'll stand with Verizon workers, their fight is ours"

Solidarity is key to the victory of any strike, especially for the 45,000 Verizon workers fighting to save their jobs and benefits at the bargaining table.

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AFL-CIO creates SuperPAC in political revamp

The labor movement is seeking to expand its influence in the political arena beyond its own membership.

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Auto workers face tough battle in contract talks

With the current contract set to expire, contract negotiations for the 110,000 members of the United Auto Workers at Ford, GM and Chrysler opened.