February

Labor leaders to focus on 2012 election

As might be expected in a presidential election year, politics will take center stage when the AFL-CIO Executive Council meets.

U.S.-Mexico labor alliance calls for end to persecution of Mexican workers

Trade unionists from swore mutual support and solidarity for the struggle of Mexico's workers to fight neoliberal economic policies.

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Workers who staged second plant takeover face new challenge

A group of determined Chicago workers who captured the attention of a nation three years ago when they took over their plant.

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Union, civil rights struggles converge in songfest

Among the traditional union singers were professionals Matt Taylor of New Mexico, JD Thompson of Oklahoma, and Kenny Winfree of Tennessee.

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Steelworkers rally in solidarity with Mexican miners (with video)

Steelworkers led a rally including union members, along with faith-based, community and occupy activists last Saturday, Feb. 25, in solidarity with the Mexican miners.

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Florida's tipped workers could see their wages cut in half

The CEOs of restaurants like Chilis and Outback Stakehouse think that $4.65 an hour is too much for their tipped employees.

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Top union-hating contractor backs Romney

Romney's opposition to project labor agreements won him a standing ovation from the anti-worker, anti-union group.

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Autoworkers say: Let Romney go bankrupt

Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney came to town Friday, but autoworkers were in no mood to give him a free pass.

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Workers at Republic Windows occupy again and win again (with video)

Serious Energy told the union that they were closing the plant right away and were not interested in finding a new buyer. Workers fought back.

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