February

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Labor campaigns vs. NUMMI closure

Workers at the New United Motor Manufacturing Inc. (NUMMI) plant ratchet up pressure to keep the plant open despite Toyota's decision to shut it down in March.

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Safeway janitors stop work, tired of intimidation

Frustrated by the intimidation tactics of Safeway's janitorial services contractors, janitors who clean Safeway supermarkets in northern California stopped work on the night of Feb. 10.

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Hatch, Grassley play games with jobs bill

Senate Democrats yesterday came close to, but then backed off from, unveiling an $85 billion dollar "bipartisan" jobs bill that contains many planks drawn up by their Republican colleagues.

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Texas labor calls for quick action on jobs

AUSTIN, Texas - Labor leaders from across the state, meeting here last weekend, gave their biggest applause when speakers talked about government action to end sky-high unemployment.

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Nelson joins GOP in nixing labor board pick

Indicating that workers face a tough fight in Congress for labor law reform this year, Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., announced last night that he will help filibuster the president's nominee to the nation's most important labor relations agency.

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What happened to my country?

As I grabbed my grease-soiled lunch cooler and stepped out of my GM truck to head into work at Delphi Packard Electric I had to stop for a moment to digest the sight of a nearly 1/2 mile long, 1/8 mile deep parking lot that was literally empty.

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Bush officials orchestrated company’s attacks on Indian “guest workers”

Bush administration agencies instructed a major corporation on how to harass and deport hundreds of Indian "guest workers" who were protesting their working conditions, newly released documents show.

We need to combat workplace violence

Consider this: Every year, almost two million American men and women are the victims of violent crime at their workplaces.

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Machinists stop Pratt & Whitney from moving jobs

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. - Emotions ran high as union leaders announced details of a court victory blocking P&W from moving work and equipment affecting 1,000 jobs.

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Workers give Marriott a wake-up call

Area workers give Marriott a wake-up call on health care and contract negotiations.

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