July

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Unsung hero of farmworker movement Richard Chavez dies

The civil rights, labor and farm worker community is mourning the loss of Richard E. Chavez, long-time farm worker and civil rights advocate.

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Union victory is sweet, says Piedmont Airlines worker (video)

In this video, Piedmont Airlines ramp worker Abdur Dilal tells the more than 1,100 delegates and guests at the Communications Workers convention about the hard-fought campaign to win a union.

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IKEA workers win their union

In a 221-69 vote, workers at the IKEA Swedwood plant here voted to have the Machinists union become their official representative.

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NAACP rallies for grocery workers, labor rights

Hundreds of delegates to the NAACP's 102nd convention marched in support of UFCW, which is in negotiations with supermarket companies.

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Honeywell lockout nearing settlement (video)

In the video, Darrel Lillie, president of local 7-669 talks about the last 13 months and the issues involved.

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Danville IKEA workers voting today on union

An election today at IKEA's Swedwood furniture plant will determine whether workers at the plant will have a union to represent them.

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NFL owners and players agree on new labor deal

After a 4-and-a-half month lockout in the National Football League, players and owners finally agreed on a new collective bargaining agreement.

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Employers cheat workers and the tax man

Construction companies are cheating the state out of as much as $175 million a year, according to a commentary by the Texas AFL-CIO.

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Longshore workers battle union-buster (video)

EGT, an international consortium in Longview, Wash., is privatizing a public dock, owned by the Port of Longview, and bringing in scab labor to bust the workers' local longshore union.

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Youth spirit sparks Asian American labor meet

APALA's  largest convention ever celebrated outstanding achievements in the fight to stop wage theft and to uphold the rights of immigrant and low-wage workers, and looked ahead to the continuing struggle for good jobs and labor rights for all workers and for a just immigration policy.

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