Labor News

Occupy Chicago and labor join in taking aim at Wall Street (with video)

Occupy Chicago protesters adopted two official demands: Repeal the Bush tax cuts for the rich and prosecute "Wall Street Criminals."

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Official jobless rate stays at 9.1 percent

Private businesses claimed that they added 137,000 new jobs, but 33 percent of those were Communications Workers and Electrical Workers, who returned to their posts after calling off the strike.

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Spotlight is on jobs as “occupy” protests intensify

AFL-CIO president announces labor's full support for Occupy Wall Street protests, urges massive turnout for upcoming America Wants to Work week of actions.

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Labor youth summit opens in Minneapolis

The conference includes young workers, young union organizers and students, and is part of the AFL-CIO's attempts, over the last two years, to reach workers under age 35.

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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 mobilizes in congressional districts in August

Organized labor mobilized in congressional districts nationwide in August, with two top leaders saying union activists this year will take the place of the tea party radicals of 2009-10. And the unionists, leaders and organizers say, are mad.

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45,000 Verizon workers strike over company greed

The 45,000 strikers walked off the job this weekend because the company has refused to budge since negotiations began July 22.

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Labor leaders at White House press Obama on jobs

Labor leaders met for more than an hour with President Obama on Tuesday, urging him to focus on jobs for the remainder of his first term.

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Labor says jobs deficit is the real crisis

Labor leaders say the nation's real crisis is not a debt crisis but an unemployment crisis and spending cuts could, in fact, spiral the country into an even deeper recession.

Unions demand good jobs as study shows openings pay little

"Industries that once were great contributors to our country - auto, shipbuilding, machine tools and even electronics - are shadows of what they once were," declares the Task Force on Job Creation, in its report, released in July.

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