July

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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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Picket lines in 9 cities slam Hyatt

Hotel workers were participating in nationwide coordinated actions that drew thousands of protesters to Hyatts in nine cities around the country.

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Shipyard workers see chance to save their jobs

Workers, unions, community groups, small businesses and others in the fight to save 5,000 jobs at the Avondale Shipyard in New Orleans are feeling better now about the possibility of a victory.

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Unionists say America needs collective bargaining

"Our challenge is to build a movement that restores the American Dream," said Communications Workers of America President Larry Cohen.

GOP bashes labor board

Ruling Republicans on the intensely ideological House Education and the Workforce Committee seized on a National Labor Relations Board proposal to streamline union election processes to once again bash the agency and organized labor.

Obama defends collective bargaining on Twitter

Obama was using Twitter to go over the heads of the press corps, and to address people who don't read papers or watch TV but rely on social media.

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Farm workers protest veto of Calif. card check bill

California's Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, vetoed a bill that would have allowed farm workers to use the card check method to unionize. Brown refused to meet with the farm workers and the 25 legislators that camped outside of his office.

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Probe shows union-busting Michelle Rhee wrote Michigan anti-teacher law

Anti-union consultant writes bill that attacks Michigan teachers.