June

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New Chicago teacher's union leader vows fight against layoffs

Angered by devastating budget cuts, threatened layoffs and school privatization, Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) members voted in a new leadership June 10.

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Workers of the world uniting for justice

The second world congress of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) is a significant event. Taking place in Vancouver, Canada, June 21 through 25th, the congress theme is "The People Now: From the Crisis to Global Justice."

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Child labor in the U.S.A.

How inviting it looks, the fruit laid out for us in grocery stores and supermarkets in a profusion of bright color.

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Community supports Berkeley Bowl workers

BERKELEY, Calif. - Workers at the popular Berkeley Bowl Marketplace supermarket here have fought hard to have a union, overcoming numerous unfair labor practices as well as efforts by pro-management employees to decertify the union.

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Congress Hotel strikers join forces for immigration reform

The Congress Hotel workers enter their seventh year on strike -- the longest in American history.

UAW faces attacks like never before, says Gettelfinger

The UAW and its workers have been through a tumultuous period, as the 75-year-old union meets this week in Detroit.

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In Texas, $18 billion in hole, yet governor lives luxury life

DALLAS -- While the Republicans hold their convention here, the Texas AFL-CIO held a press conference to highlight that these "fiscal conservatives" have dropped the state into an $18 billion deficit hole.

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Your mailman searches for the ghosts of Tom and Joe

Today a young couple with two kids told me a sad story: they are giving their house, a house they had built just eight years ago, back to the bank.

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Young union activists quiz top leaders, plan networks

WASHINGTON (PAI)--In a scene that one postal worker from Chicago said was unlike any other union conclave he ever attended.

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Arkansas lesson: organize the South

There was justice in organized labor's efforts to unseat Blanche Lincoln - but the real issue is the unfulfilled historic legacy of its plans to organize the South.

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