July

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Teachers union endorses Oct. 2 One Nation jobs march

SEATTLE — Delegates to the American Federation of Teachers 81th Convention here applauded as AFT President Randi Weingarten urged them to mobilize for an October 2 jobs march on Washington, D.C.

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Farmworkers to Colbert Nation: “Take our jobs”

United Farm Worker union president takes the immigration issue to Stephen Colbert with a "Take Our Jobs" campaign.

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Appeals court bars Pratt & Whitney from moving jobs

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. - Workers at Pratt & Whitney, owned by the profitable United Technologies Corp., have won a major court decision protecting their jobs.

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Domestic workers win basic labor rights

NEW YORK-After a six-year struggle, domestic workers here won a huge victory.

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Philly taxi drivers protest immigrant detentions

Taxi drivers protest underhanded tactics and immigration arrests of 25 drivers by local parking authority working in collusion with federal immigration officials.

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Strikers at Mott’s pick up nationwide support

Support from around the country is coming in to 300 striking workers at the Mott's apple products plant in Williamson, N.Y.

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Workers of the world need a “new global economic order”

VANCOUVER, Canada - In the video below, Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, summarizes an opinion expressed by many at this global union meet: Make the banks pay to create jobs and clean up their mess.

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LaborFest 2010: Art, history and today's struggles

In the San Francisco Bay Area, July is LaborFest month - a cornucopia of film, video, tours, art, music, theater, panels, workshops and more, delving into the many issues and struggles of today's workers and those of earlier generations, at home and around the world.

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Illinois nuclear plant locks out 200 steelworkers

More than 200 workers were on the picket line last week in Metropolis, Ill., after their employer, Honeywell International, locked them out of their jobs, June 28.

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Missouri labor gears up for elections

"We represent the workers of this state," Labor Council President Bob Soutier told union leaders and political candidates here at a Labor 2010 Kick-off meeting.

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