Labor News

A win for labor in Minnesota Senate race

Despite low voter turnout, Chris Eaton polled a majority in each of the district's 22 precincts, earning at least 53 percent in every precinct. She won 60 percent or more in 13 precincts.

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Hoffa wins re-election as Teamsters president

Incumbent Teamsters President James Hoffa was re-elected to a fourth term in final results announced by an independent overseer on Nov. 18.

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Service Employees back Obama

The Service Employees became the third big union - and the second within Change To Win - to endorse Democratic President Barack Obama for re-election.

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Vice president, labor secretary cheer Ohio voters for SB5 defeat

"You put out a different kind of fire," Solis said, referring to the key role firefighters played in the campaign.

Right-to-work legislation enables the one percent

Michigan Senate Bill 729 is another insidious attack on working people initiated by the Republican-controlled legislature.

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After elections, Guatemala turns right

Guatemala held presidential and parliamentary elections Sept. 12 and, as expected, the far right was the biggest winner.

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Retiree group working to get seniors to back Obama

The labor-backed Alliance for Retired Americans is gearing up for a tough battle - getting non-union retirees to vote for Barack Obama in 2012.

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Companies continue attack on national labor board

Unions, led by the Teamsters, the Laborers, the United Food and Commercial Workers, and the AFL-CIO, strongly backed the National Labor Relations Board's recent proposal to change union recognition election procedures.

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New Haven candidates' fight for jobs is "what we need"

Years of struggle for good jobs at the site of the former Winchester sporting arms factory, now Science Park at Yale, came together this week when Delphine Clyburn, candidate for Board of Aldermen in Ward 20, led a community delegation to the main building 25 Science Park and demanded 200 jobs.

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Labor to campaign for Obama in 2012

Organized labor will not allow a Republican to win the presidency, Michael Podherzer, the AFL-CIO's political director said.

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