June

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Attacks on NLRB are attacks on working families

Why have Republicans and tea partiers gotten so riled up about the NLRB? Answer: Because it's doing its job.

Shop Talk: Organizing at Apple, winning bronze shoe

Apple workers are talking union, Wisconsin workers won a bronze shoe - and more.

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Texas AFL-CIO meet was bright spot in dark sky

Labor leaders in Texas came together to renew the call for jobs, livable wages, human services and democratic reforms for state workers and workers across the nation.

Labor board: Employers must prove hardship claims

The top enforcement official of the National Labor Relations Board  is telling his regional officers to look at employers' "inability to pay" claims and at specific union demands for financial data, simultaneously.

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Nurses kick off economic education drive

National Nurses United says they will speak out about income and economic inequality and its impact on themselves and their patients - and get the rest of the country to do so, too.

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Landmark farmworker bill on its way to governor's desk

A bill to make it easier for California's 400,000 farmworkers to choose a union passed both houses of the California Legislature.

IKEA says it's ready to talk

After receiving 20,000 complaints from people angry about how it treats its workers here, IKEA has agreed to meet with the union trying to organize them.

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“One battle in a big war”: Comcast organizing drive rages on

Only 2 percent of 90,000 Comcast workers nationally are organized. This was the second vote in five years at the Pullman facility.

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“Greed on steroids” at Missouri water company

American Water made $268 million in profits last year and paid its top seven executives a combined $12.5 million, but wants big cuts from workers, the union says.

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Unions and the middle class: What’s in a name?

Defending the middle class has become a central theme in labor's fightback.

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