February

Push work sharing to soften impact of joblessness

The job-sharing plan is another attempt to cut the impact of joblessness even in a weak recovery.

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AFL-CIO leader champions day laborers’ quest for humane immigration reform

Many, undocumented, risked arrest and possible deportation. But they would not be deterred in their quest.

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Trumka lauds low-wage workers’ progress in self-organizing

Richard Trumka spent a two-day February swing through California lauding car wash workers, home health care aides, domestic workers, and day laborers.

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Locked-out workers and supporters converge on Minnesota town

On their Journey for Justice, workers locked out by American Crystal Sugar, joined by locked-out workers from Cooper Tire, delivered a message to a bank in Chaska, Minn.

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Union says collective bargaining protects pregnant women

With business discrimination against pregnant female workers still widespread, the Service Employees contend one of the best ways to battle it is through collective bargaining and union contracts.

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Outcry by 33,000 ignored: Sugar giant turns away petition

Hundreds of locked-out workers and community supporters tried to serve a petition on American Crystal Sugar's CEO, Dave Berg.

The farm workers' Filipino-American champion

It's well past time we celebrated the life of probably the most important of the other leaders who played a major role in winning union rights for farm workers.

 

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Tulsa city workers win fight vs. privatization with creative strategy

Municipal workers chose to fight back against privatization by taking over their department in a very unusual way.

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Six days, six states: Locked out workers launch 1,000-mile journey

An hour after the locked out workers gathered in the Labor Temple here, several of them called the PW to talk about their "journey."

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Seattle port strike challenges "independent contractor" lie

Truck drivers in the Puget Sound shut down ports for two weeks - and begin to shift the balance of power.

 

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