Labor News

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State workers tell Missouri lawmakers: Stop stealing from us

Hundreds rallied in Jefferson City at Missouri's State Capitol building against "right to work" and paycheck deception legislation.

Jefferson rally protests union busting bill

Huddling under a sea of umbrellas on a cold, rainy day, hundreds of union workers and their supporters rallied while chanting "Union Yes" and singing "Which side are you on."

AFL-CIO’s young workers plan second summit in Twin Cities

The AFL-CIO's young workers advisory council is taking charge of the labor movement by making its leadership more youthful and is planning a second summit to take place in the fall.

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Top labor leader says protests hike support for unions

"People are giving the labor movement another look now," AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said at a press conference here March 1.

Ashtabula workers give GOP rep an earful

During a town hall meeting in Ohio this week hundreds of community and labor activists rallied against a Republican-led state senate bill that would destroy collective bargaining rights for public workers.

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Right now: 1,000 workers sit in and block Indiana state Senate

A thousand union members and their allies are sitting in and blocking the entrances to the state Senate chamber in Indianapolis.

Big business floods Congress with demands to de-regulate

Corporations officially unveiled loads of pet projects, wish-lists, and regulations they want axed during a hearing held by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The labor movement says it's corporate arm-twisting of lawmakers on the issue of regulations.

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Labor supports president’s vision but warns of challenges

The labor movement is reacting positively to the vision of the future put forward by President Obama in his State of the Union speech.

Labor volunteers keep on going in the final hours

On Election Day today union members are continuing their push right up until the polls close.

Wall Street Journal warns labor could stop GOP in its tracks

Evidence that all the media hype about a coming GOP victory in the mid-term elections may be totally off base surfaced Oct. 12 in a warning to the ruling class from the Wall Street Journal.

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