February

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At the last minute, supermarket janitors win contract

OAKLAND, Calif. - On the eve of a scheduled strike vote, the janitors who keep Safeway supermarkets clean around northern California have won a new contract preserving their health and pension benefits and raising the base wage rate for experienced workers to $14.05 per hour, higher than industry standards.

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Machinists union creates website to organize nation's unemployed

A new website nicknamed UCubed aims to unite over 31 million unemployed Americans to get organized, build power and fight together with the labor movement for jobs and economic recovery.

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Federal labor law regulator hits GOP on filibuster

 The chair of the National Labor Relations Board yesterday came closer to taking an openly pro-labor stand than has any federal regulator in history when she blasted the "political paralysis" fostered by the GOP.

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Labor presses White House on NLRB nominees

Last week the Republicans filibustered and effectively killed President Obama's nomination of Craig Becker, a long-time pro-labor lawyer. The AFL-CIO is not happy.

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Californians rally for jobs

Over 1,000 workers and union activists gathered in the state capital on a working day recently in a spirited rally for job-creating legislation.

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Steelworkers call for Civil Rights 2.0: A youth-led jobs revolution

A ringing call for a new militant Civil Rights movement "2.0" centered on the fight for jobs was recently made by leaders of the United Steelworkers, Leo W. Gerard and Fred Redmond.

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Remembering James W. Ford

In honor of African American History Month, the sixth article in our series on the Communist Party's 90th Anniversary will survey a document written by James W. Ford.

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School chief fires every teacher at town’s only high school

The school superintendent in Central Falls, R.I., says she will fire all 74 teachers at the town's only high school, after their union refused to accept her demands.

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Support is building for Transportation Security officers

Transportation Security Officers responsible for keeping the country's airways safe and secure have been fighting their own struggle for security through collective bargaining rights.

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