January

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Companies renew efforts to bar workers from going union

Fearing that labor and progressive groups will soon shift much of their focus from health care reform to a bill that would expand union organizing rights, retailers across the country are stepping up their anti-union campaigns.

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Hotel workers sit in, proclaim San Francisco Hilton boycott

As dusk fell over the city, more than 140 hotel workers and their supporters wearing placards, "Boycott Hilton!" sat in the entry plaza to the Hilton San Francisco Union Square.

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Drop tax on health benefits, say progressives

A coalition of congressional progressives, the labor movement, and health reform advocates wants to see the  final bill include  taxes on the wealthy instead of health insurance plans.

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GOP anti-union stance weakens national security

A bunch of right-wing Republicans led by Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina are trying to blame the labor movement for airport security weaknesses.

Judge rules vs. Calif. state worker furloughs

Arnold Schwarzenegger exceeded his authority last year when he ordered them to take three unpaid furlough days each month to help cover a soaring deficit in the state's general fund.

Union workers file discrimination charge against hotel

Members of Unite HERE Local 450 at the Wyndham Suites Hotel here filed discrimination and union busting charges against the hotel after 90 workers were fired Dec. 4.

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