June

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Labor Department aids workers displaced by BP's oil spill

The U.S. Department of Labor today announced an award of $27 million in National Emergency Grants to four key Gulf Coast states to assist workers displaced by BP's  oil spill.

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Union bids farewell to Bill Lucy

AFSCME members celebrated the life and sadly accepted the  retirement of  Secretary-Treasurer William Lucy after a 57 year stint with the union.

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Public service union in a fighting mood

5,000 public workers gathered in Boston  for the 39th convention of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees are in a fighting mood.

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Workers demand Chase stop Michigan foreclosures

The growing movement to "bail out the people, not the banks" came a step closer to being reality during a rally this past Friday at the United States Social Forum (USSF).

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Steelworkers, wind energy group join forces to create jobs

The Steelworkers union and the American Wind Energy Association have agreed to work together to develop the wind power industry - with U.S. workers in U.S. factories.

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AFL-CIO head: Time to take green jobs seriously

CLEVELAND - At a town hall meeting on "Creating Green Jobs," AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka called for massive federal investment in clean energy industry and technology.

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Public workers demand jobs bill

Gerald McEntee, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, demanded that Congress "stop fooling around and pass the jobs bill that is before them."

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Chavez-Thompson energizes labor

The governor's race may get the highest media profile and the most campaign donations, but it's Linda Chavez-Thompson for Texas Lieutenant Governor that really puts fire underneath union activists.

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Give us our rights, workers tell Rite Aid

Accusing retail giant Rite Aid of "stalling" tactics, hundreds of workers and supporters from California, Pennsylvania and New York marched on the company's annual shareholder meeting.

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Wal-Mart makes deal with unions on Chicago stores

Wal-Mart makes a deal with Chicago unions on wages, community development fund and PLAs -- Project-Labor Agreements -- after a six-year bruising battle.

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