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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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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Organized unity in action needed, says labor leader

"Organized, mobilized unity in action - that is what will save the ordinary American," Stewart Acuff, of the Utility Workers' Union of America, told a packed Jobs with Justice Workers' Rights Board meeting here June 18.

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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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Hyatt workers protest in San Francisco

Some 400 workers at the Hyatt Regency hotel here held a three-day strike June 8-10.

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Protests force suspension of Hyatt's first shareholders meeting

Just six months after becoming a publicly traded company protests forced Hyatt Hotels to suspend its first shareholders meeting here.

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