Labor News

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A union leader goes on a crusade for democracy

A top Communications Workers official has taken the union's democracy crusade to the good-government group Common Cause.

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AFL-CIO: Unions decline tied to attacks on democracy

Reports showing union membership at an all-time low are of enormous concern at a gathering of the nation's labor leaders. Members of the AFL-CIO executive council see it tied to attacks on democratic rights.

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AFL-CIO calls for universal voter registration

The labor movement has added its voice to the demands for voting reform that are sweeping the nation.

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Obama campaign enters new stage: The Action

President Obama thanked them for their hard work and urged all to stay involved in grassroots action for the good of the country.

AFSCME reports earlier Wisconsin, Ohio battles sharply boosted 2012 turnout

Battles over collective bargaining rights for state and local government workers sharply boosted overall labor enthusiasm and turnout in those two states this year.

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Obama, Stabenow cruise to victory in Michigan, tea party mayor recalled

President Obama won by more than eight percentage points in Michigan and Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow crushed her Republican opponent 58 percent to 38 percent.

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Today in labor history: John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry

Brown, a minister and fierce opponent of slavery, sought to obtain weapons from the arsenal to defeat the slaveocracy in the South. John Brown and his men were captured and executed.

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Hoffa holds tea party responsible for "tremendous war on workers"

The tea party has taken over the Republican Party and produced "craziness" there and is responsible for the "tremendous war on workers" now being waged nationwide, Teamsters President James Hoffa says.

 

 

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Steelworkers remember martyrs, fight for living

The Republic Steel mill in south Chicago is sacred ground for the American labor movement.

New labor SuperPAC jumps into the political field

The labor movement says it formed the SuperPAC because it will allow unions to bring their program to non-union members.

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