Labor News

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AFL-CIO: Call senators today to pass Bring Jobs Home Act

The AFL-CIO and other backers are urging the public to contact their senators immediately to tell them to vote "yes" on the bill.

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Hoffa and Brown try to put brakes on Pacific trade pact

With the Obama administration moving ahead with negotiations with Pacific Rim nations, Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Teamsters President James Hoffa teamed up.

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Hunger strike underway in D.C.

 Planned cuts to the U.S. Postal Service that would cost more than 100,000 active workers their jobs and other cuts, prompted eight retired union Letter Carriers to begin a hunger strike in D.C. on June 25. t

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At DoubleTree, workers fight for "better Florida"

Over 500 Unite Here members, brothers and sisters from other unions, and community allies rallied June 13 outside Orlando's only union hotel.

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Youth march for jobs and to end violence

A spirited march of 150 youth and adult supporters stopped downtown traffic to honks of support on Saturday.

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CWA president: We need mass movement to fix this mess

The U.S. will stay mired in an "economy mess" of low growth, low-paying jobs, rising income inequality and worse unless it fixes its political processes.

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Labor's top organizer sees long fight ahead

Labor groups, Latinos, African-Americans, women, and students must unite in a years-long campaign to restore and reclaim workers rights.

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Trumka: America’s economic lead is not a given

Below are excerpts of a speech by Richard Trumka to the Center for National Policy, a think tank that in concentrated on national security issues.

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Trumka’s answer to “Are we better off?”

Former President George W. Bush lost U.S. jobs during a good economy. Obama has created jobs during the disastrous economy he inherited.

Philly refinery to stay open

Monroe Energy LLC, a subsidiary of Delta Airlines, agreed to buy one of the three big petroleum product refineries, saving an estimated 5,000 jobs.

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