Labor News

2009: The year labor started turning its hopes into reality

Only a year ago, despite a super recession that had tightened its grip on their country, American workers were full of hope that a new day had dawned.

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U.S. union members delivered jobs message in Copenhagen

Forty union members from the U.S. went to the climate change talks in Copenhagen to give world leaders the working class view on saving the planet.

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Bah humbug!

Fewer days off - good or bad? Can we have shorter hours and good pay? A no-brainer? Well, there's an online debate, and you can weigh in.

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Labor Dept. to force firms to disclose union-busting tactics

Among at least 20 new rules President Obama's Labor Department plans to introduce in the new year is one that would require companies to file financial disclosures on their union-busting activity.

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At nation’s airports, security officers battle for a union

The workers protecting air travelers' security are up against "favoritism, cronyism and nepotism" that is "rampant in all the airports."

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Labor on Senate health bill: Substantial changes must be made

For the health care bill that is emerging in the Senate "to be worthy of the support of working men and women, substantial changes must be made," declared Richard Trumka.

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Working people cannot accept anything less than real reform, says labor leader

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka speaks out on the most recent version of the Senate health care bill.

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Labor weighs its next move in the health care battle

A clear position on the latest Senate compromises did not emerge from closed-door meetings of the nation's labor leaders last night, but labor remains determined.

 

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House to pass jobs bill

While AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, in a live webcast yesterday, answered questions about the jobs crisis from workers all over the country, Democratic leaders announced a jobs bill.

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Newspaper guild protests benefit cuts

"Lee Enterprises is cutting retirees' health care, not because they are losing money, but because they want more profits," said Shannon Duffy, business manager for the St. Louis Newspaper Guild.

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