January

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Janitors and security guards getting hit in Twin Cities

Negotiators for Twin Cities janitorial contractors and security contractors are seeking deep contract concessions from SEIU Local 26.

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Teamsters forced to authorize bus driver strike

The unyielding bargaining stance of a private school bus company forced bus drivers into unanimous strike authorization votes.

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Target endangers workers by locking them in at night

"Sometimes I am told to work cleaning the store all night long," said Marco Tulio Perez, who cleans a Twin Cities Target store.

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Appeals court reinstates Walker’s entire anti-union law

The ruling in early January disappointed the coalition of seven public worker unions who had challenged Walker's law in court.

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Union membership declined by 398,000 in 2012

The number of union members nationwide declined by 398,000 from 2011 to 2012, the Bureau of Labor Statistics says in its latest report.

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The ugly racial history of “right to work”

The victory for "right-to-work" (for less) legislation in Michigan has spurred talk of expanding efforts to pass similar laws to weaken unions in other states.

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Attention Walmart: good jobs in - guns out

A wide cross section of the faith, labor, and social justice community protested Walmart's attempt to build a store near the Detroit border.

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Labor and allies honor King and defend workers

Many consider Philadelphia  "ground zero" in the fight to save and improve public education and public services.

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Today in Labor History: Court rules workers can be imprisoned without charge

The court ruled that U.S. citizens could be imprisoned without probable cause and denied their right to habeas corpus during a time of "insurrection."

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Some see “right to work” fight coming to Ohio

Referendum petitions continue to circulate in Ohio in an effort to put a so-called right-to-work initiative on the state ballot.

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