February

Video: Chicago rally for Wisconsin workers

Well over 2000 union and community activists turned out last Saturday in Chicago to support battling public workers in Wisconsin.

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Record protests rock Wisconsin, workers stand firm in Indiana

Feb. 23, 2011 goes down as one of the largest demonstrations outside of Madison in Wisconsin history.

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Labor descends on Michigan capital to battle Republican budget

Michigan labor gathered here determined to stop the onslaught of anti-labor bills and budget cuts Republicans are pushing.

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Right now: 1,000 workers sit in and block Indiana state Senate

A thousand union members and their allies are sitting in and blocking the entrances to the state Senate chamber in Indianapolis.

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Occupation of Wisconsin Capitol continues for third day

50,000 people packed Capitol Square here on the third day of a virtual occupation of Wisconsin's seat of government.

Big business floods Congress with demands to de-regulate

Corporations officially unveiled loads of pet projects, wish-lists, and regulations they want axed during a hearing held by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The labor movement says it's corporate arm-twisting of lawmakers on the issue of regulations.

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GOP attacks public workers collective bargaining rights

Republicans legislators and the Republican governor in Ohio are intensifying their campaign to turn public workers into scapegoats for the economic problems in their state.

Union happy with new Obama crackdown on mine owners

Mine workers welcome Obama's plan to make it easier in cracking down on coal companies that are constant safety violators. However specific rules need to be enforced in order to further erode the systemic problem, unions say.

Obama renominates his pick for labor board

Showing he won't take the Senate GOP "no's" for an answer,  President Barack Obama on Jan. 26 renominated former top union attorney Craig Becker as a member of the National Labor Relations Board.

Union elections ahead at United

The merger of Continental Airlines into Chicago-based United Airlines, creating the newest mega-carrier, will set off a round of union recognition elections among the combined carrier's 55,000 workers

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