July

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Feds review worker exposure to blood-borne pathogens

The federal government has opened a legally required review of a rule designed to cut or eliminate worker exposure to blood-borne illnesses.

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IBEW adds its voice to call for changes in Obamacare

The IBEW has called for a  change to the Affordable Care Act  so workers covered by multi-employer plans don't get hurt or lose coverage.

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Today in labor history: United Farm Workers sign contract with Calif. grape industry

The contract covered 10,000 workers and provided seniority, hiring, and a medical plan. 

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Labor movement in for a major makeover

The labor movement, aiming to reverse decades of decline suffered under relentless attacks by the corporate-funded right wing, is headed for a major makeover. 

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Survey: Majority backs public schools over alternatives

 The U.S. public still strongly supports public schools and wants to improve them - and is willing to pay to do so.

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Letter Carriers: Even Dem plans for postal “reform” fall short

The latest Republican version of "reform" of the red-ink-ridden U.S. Postal Service is unacceptable.

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Unions scramble to aid victims in Detroit bankruptcy filing

WASHINGTON - Union leaders, both in Detroit and nationally, blasted the decision of Detroit's state-appointed financial czar to file for bankruptcy for the 750,000-person Motor City, even as they scrambled to try to help their members and retirees who suddenly face a very uncertain future.

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Today in labor history: Farrell Dobbs born

Dobbs first became a pro-labor activist after witnessing the plight of workers during the Great Depression in the 1930s.

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Layoffs threaten fresh food program in Chicago

Documents uncovered by Unite Here, Local 1 indicate that 200 to 300 more lunchroom workers may be on the chopping block.

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