Labor News

'The biggest fight between labor and capital since 1947'

PITTSBURGH - 'We are on the verge of passing the most important piece of legislation in 75 years - the Employee Free Choice Act,' AFL-CIO director of organizing Stewart Acuff told a packed panel discussion here at the national Netroots conference August 13.

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'Monongahela Dusk' a steamy thriller about the steel industry!

Sex, political corruption, intrigue, conspiracy, bombing and confrontations with the National Guard and local police — a steamy beach thriller set in Baghdad, right? Well, not really. John Hoerr, a former writer for Business Week best known for 'And the Wolf Finally Came,' the Bible on the suicide of the steel industry, has just added a sweaty, gritty “who done it” novel to his important and growing list of nonfiction telling a controversial story.

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One of the greatest stories of all times The Memphis sanitation workers strike remembered

SAN FRANCISCO — Fortieth anniversary events this year have highlighted the historic struggle of African American sanitation workers in Memphis, Tenn. — in 1968 among the country’s most oppressed workers — for union rights, decent wages and conditions, respect and dignity, and the fusing of labor, civil rights and peace struggles in that crucible. They have also pointed to the struggles that continue today

Show me the jobs, brewery workers tell InBev Beer and globalization dont mix in St. Louis

St. LOUIS – “InBev, we aren’t going to have a race to the bottom here,” said Rep. Russ Carnahan (D-Mo.) to 1,000 Teamsters and their allies as they rallied here Aug. 16.

Wal-Mart bullies workers on elections

Charging retail giant Wal-Mart with illegally pressuring employees to vote for Republicans and John McCain in November, labor unions and community organizations filed a formal complaint last week with the Federal Elections Commission (FEC).

THIS WEEK IN LABOR: August 2

Bush continues to block job safety rules Immigration raid killed a town, witnesses say Letter carriers endorse Obama Freedom of speech and assembly?

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Bus drivers confront corruption, union-busting

MADISON, Ohio – Over 200 rallied here July 22 in a boisterous show of support for embattled school bus drivers whose jobs were terminated when their contract expired in June and the Board of Education implemented a plan to privatize transportation.

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Public workers: Take back America for working people

SAN FRANCISCO — It was clear from the starting gavel: the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees convention here, July 28-Aug. 1, would be about reclaiming America for working people after eight years of the Bush administration.